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Bosingwa: Redknapp is a 'bit confused'

October 11, 2013
By ESPN staff

Jose Bosingwa has continued his war of words with Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp after declaring his former manager was “a bit confused”.

Jose Bosingwa made another defensive mistake against Newcastle
GettyImagesJose Bosingwa (pic) has hit back against his former manager Harry Redknapp.

Redknapp and Bosingwa have a history of not seeing eye-to-eye with the QPR boss fining the former Portugal international two-weeks wages after refusing to sit on the bench last season.

And in his new book, Redknapp attacked the club's former defender and the high salary he was receiving.

“Rangers had players like Jose Bosingwa, who just six months earlier had won the Champions League final with Chelsea, but he wasn't going to give his all,” Redknapp wrote.

“I found out the extent of the problem after we beat Fulham and Bosingwa refused to sit on the subs bench. I'd had problem players in the past but I thought his attitude was disgraceful.

“I fined him two weeks' wages - and that was when I got the shock of my life when I found out how much he was on. Bosingwa's salary was ridiculous.”

However, Bosingwa, now with Turkish club Trabzonspor, said it was the club’s decision to hand him his salary package while taking a swipe at Redknapp who he believes was more concerned with matters off the field.

“I didn't force anyone to pay me the salary I earned,” he told Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

“They paid me what they judged was fair for a player that arrived for free from Chelsea, that had been one of the most used squad members in the previous season and had just won the Champions League.

“If you think the salary they paid me was high, why did they sign two more players on a higher wage than me?”

On Redknapp himself, he added: “How can you do technical analysis of players during the morning training session spending all of the time in the changing room doing deals with business people and rarely on the pitch?

“He's frustrated. He thinks he's a bit [like] Alex Ferguson, talks everyday, more than him, but there's a difference: in all his long career he's only won one trophy.

“He doesn't seem to know what he's saying. He's a bit confused. It could be age.”

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

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