‘He Thinks He’s Like Fergie, But He’s Never Won A Title’ – Jose Bosingwa Hits Back At QPR Boss Harry Redknapp

Alan Duffy

10th, October 2013


By Alan Duffy

Britain Soccer Premier League

Media darling Harry Redknapp is rarely out of the spotlight and the hoo-ha over his ‘warts ‘n’ all’ autobiography ‘Always Managing’ is keeping the back pages full of juicy tales of unruly dressing-rooms and cheeky-chappie escapades.

Anyway, one of the players fingered (figuratively) in the book by Redknapp is ex-QPR defender Jose Bosingwa. The Portuguese international’s behaviour during QPR’s doomed Premier League campaign is labelled as “disgraceful” by Redknapp but now the former Chelsea man has hit back at his former boss.

In an interview with A Bola, Bosingwa, a player widely castigated by Hoops’ fans last season for his apparent lack of effort, has pulled no punches. Here’s a few of the Trabzonspor man’s  comments, which were translated and then Tweeted by the excellent Portuguese journo @_GoncaloLopes:

“I forced no one to give me the salary I was offered. They hired me on the conditions they thought were correct for a player who came from Chelsea for free.”

“How can he [Redknapp] make technical analysis of the players at training when he is almost constantly in the dressing room dealing with agents and rarely turns up on the pitch?”

“He’s obviously frustrated. By the way he speaks he thinks he is a type of Alex Ferguson figure, but there is a difference: throughout his long career, he has not won a single trophy.”

“He doesn’t seem to know what he says. It’s confusing. It must be his age or the wine he drinks every morning.”

Quite meaty stuff there from Bosingwa. Expect ‘Arry to respond at some point.

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  1. João says:

    My favourite part is not there, however. I like it when he says:

    “It seems he doesn’t know what he’s saying anymore. He’s a bit confused, it must be either his age or the wine he drinks every morning during breakfast with his salt crackers.”

  2. One Man Went to Mow says:

    Go on Jose, Yes!

  3. Alan Duffy says:

    @João – Good work! I’ve added in the bit about the win! Thanks!

  4. bob says:

    can i just state that redknapp had won the fa cup with portsmouth

  5. Gazza says:

    He built a sustainable squad and won the FA cup with Portsmouth, that’s why he is loved so much there…..

  6. davidson says:

    Bosingwa is d biggest foool of d momment.how dare him speak ill of a high profile manager in Redknapp.he should be ashamed he is down to a low profile club due to his incompetence.Redknapp has won a trophy

  7. Giancarlo says:

    @Gazza: Sustainable squad? I hope that’s sarcasm because they overspent so much that it drove them to administration!

  8. Peters says:

    I can’t wait to read Harry’s book!! How many chapters will be devoted to him sticking his head out of a car windown on deadline day?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t ‘Arry win the FA cup with portsmouth?

  10. Yes, Harry did win the FA Cup, but he and Mandaric also essentially got them relegated to League 2 as well.

  11. tomasch says:

    Bosingwa would have had the possibility to go to Bayern München several years ago. But they they “would have Never Won A title”, international-ly. So, suit the fork up, Bo.

  12. Geraldo says:

    Harry Redknapp is the most successful failure in football management. End of.

  13. TravisKOP says:

    a shame they spelt his name wrong on the cover. who the fuck is Harry? I only know ‘Arry

  14. Gazza says:

    @Ashley Watkins
    I don’t think many people blame Mandaric. He took a club, who were in administration, about to get relegated from the championship and gave them several decent years in the Prem.

    Gaydamak was the attention seeking spoilt child of a money laundering, arms dealing war criminal. Who spent lots of money on players and possible backhand payments and, like ‘Arry Redknapp, didn’t think/care that they didn’t actually have that money to spend.

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