By Harvey Byrne
Harry Redknapp admitted he discovered his players bet on their own matches, in contravention of Football Association rules – and Tottenham fans took to Twitter to share that they weren’t surprised he was involved in the latest controversy.
The Telegraph have been releasing stories about senior figures in football being involved in scandalous activity during the week.
The revelations has seen Sam Allardyce lose his job in charge of the England team, while Tommy Wright was also sacked as Barnsley manager.
Redknapp was filmed by undercover reporters for the Telegraph discussing a match on which “the lads” had “all had a spread bet” on the scoreline.
FA rules state that footballers aren’t allowed to bet on any football matches with the Redknapp revelation breaking those clear regulations.
However, Tottenham fans were surprised that their former manager was named in the latest controversy and a number of supporters took to social media to comment on it.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Harry Redknapp is dodgy my arse.
— SpursManDan (@SpursManDan) September 30, 2016
Fury on the beak and Redknapp on the take. The two least surprising news stories ever.
— Chris (@Hollibobs82) September 30, 2016
Daily Telegraph has told me that Big Sam, Massimo Cellino & Harry Redknapp are corrupt. Hardly a 'scoop' more a 'reminder' #football4sale
— Tom Davies (@Tom4Davies) September 30, 2016
I think we all just naturally assumed it was Redknapp didn't we? #nosuprise
— Martin Morrison (@martmite) September 30, 2016
Many thanks to the Telegraph for provoking more Harry Redknapp banter again…
— Colin Wright (@colinwright1959) September 30, 2016
Harry Redknapp and Tyson Fury locked in a battle for the most unsurprising sports story of the weekend.
— Trapollo Creed (@epicmegabeard) September 30, 2016
Is anybody really surprised that #Redknapp is involved in this?
— Alan Hughes (@alan_Jhughes) September 30, 2016
Redknapp has a 23-year career in management, which includes spells with Bournemouth, West Ham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham and most recently Jordan.
He had previously been caught up in controversy in regarding defrauding and false accounting, but he was found not guilty.
The 69-year-old managed Tottenham for four years and took the club into the Champions League during his time in charge.
In other Tottenham news, Pep Guardiola is set to recall John Stones to the Manchester City starting XI when they face Spurs.