Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp has been slammed by current England & Tottenham Hotspurs defender Danny Rose.

The defender said that Redknapp’s view on younger players vastly contrasted current Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s perspective.

The defender stated that he almost “gave up” after being put down so much by the current Birmingham boss.

But Pochettino has since thrived at White Hart Lane by bringing through younger players from the academy system into the first-team, with Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier all proving examples of this.

“I wish he [Pochettino] was my Manager from when I was 18.” The England international told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Working under Harry was difficult and I sort of gave up thinking I could play for Tottenham week-in, week-out.

“The kids don’t realise how lucky they are to have a manager like the one we’ve got now.

“If I was one of them I’d be rubbing my hands together – as a young kid it’s the best time to be playing for Tottenham.

“Whenever we go through a difficult moment he doesn’t want us to panic, he studies the game all day and night and fully trusts us to cope with whatever he asks of us.”

The former West Ham, Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers Manager has previously stated that the nation’s youngest talent were earning “so much so early” in terms of finances and that they “don’t work hard enough” for what they receive.

The 70-year-old Manager was handed a one-year contract with Birmingham after retaining the Blues’ Championship status with two victories in his three games in charge.


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