Redknapp-Taarabt war of words continues


As Queens Park Rangers sit at the bottom of the table with only four points from eight matches, you would think the manager would be focusing on football and climbing out of the relegation zone.

At least that’s what the R’s supporters would want.

Instead, manager Harry Redknapp is continuing his war of words with midfielder Adel Taarabt, which has dominated QPR headlines since their stunning 3-2 loss against Liverpool last week.

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In his post game press conference, Redknapp called Taarabt “overweight,” while also commenting on his wages, which are rarely ever discussed publicly in football.

Taarabt fired back at his manager, claiming Redknapp was upset at the team’s play and was trying to turn the fans against the midfielder. The Moroccan international then went on to say Redknapp spent most of his time in the office, rather than on the training pitch with the team.

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Redknapp has chosen to respond Taarabt, in what has turned into a PR nightmare for club chairman Tony Fernandes. In Redknapp’s most recent comments, the manager calls Taarabt’s claims “blatant lies.”

None of them were true. I’m out on that training ground every single day. Anyone who says I’m not out there every day, that is a lie.

When people say I’m not out there all morning, that is a blatant lie. I think it might’ve been someone else trying to be mischievous and telling him what to say.”

He also claimed Tarrabt has tested all the managers he has played for, but Redknapp is “the one that’s stuck with him.”

It’s time for Harry and Adel to bury the hatchet and stop publicly embarrassing each other and the club, because it looks like it’s going to be a long season at Loftus Road.