Redknapp Backs Ferguson In Dig At Mancini!

Last updated : 06 January 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Redknapp says it could lose him respect, just as Sir Alex Ferguson pointed out yesterday.

Ferguson said: "I have seen big name players try and push me to the limit, but you cannot ever let them win, or you are finished!"

Mario made a mistimed challenge on Scott Sinclair and Mancini saw red. It sparked an aggressive reaction from the Italian coach, who was seen shouting and pushing his mercurial striker.

Mancini has since played down the incident, maintaining that Balotelli is still a City player and that the two have moved on.

But while Redknapp sympathises with the former Inter boss, he believes shouting and screaming at players will ultimately lose him respect as a manager.

"You shouldn't get in those situations.” he told Sky Sports. “What can you win? It can't happen with players now. Shouting and screaming at players doesn't get you anywhere.

"You lose their respect if you behave like that. You have to talk to them.

"Years ago it used to happen. Years and years ago some managers would be throwing cups around. Those days are long gone.

"Roberto Mancini's a top manager, but I'm sure Balotelli can get you like that.

"It can't be easy to deal with him, it must be difficult for Roberto. You only have to see the way he is.

"If Mourinho had [at Inter Milan] a problem with him and can't handle him, he's got to be difficult hasn't he?

"The boy's a good player, but obviously there is a problem there somewhere with his attitude. I think the only person that could help him is himself."