Redknapp to boycott interviews


Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp insists he will refuse to speak to the media in the future should the Football Association opt to penalise him after his weekend comments about referee Mark Clattenburg.

Redknapp was left seething after the whistler allowed Nani's controversial effort to stand in Spurs' 2-0 Premier League loss at Manchester United on Saturday evening.

Nani slotted the ball home after goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes prepared to take a free-kick after the winger handled in the penalty area.

Clattenburg consulted his assistant, but allowed the goal to stand, despite the visitors' protestations and he has now said he will boycott interviews in the future should he be served any sanctions for his tirade.

"If they want to make an issue of what I said then I'll make some issues as well – don't worry," he said.

"Don't expect me to come out on the TV anymore – ever – and speak to the press after a game. Otherwise, what chance have we got?

"If you want me just to come and talk rubbish and say, 'No, it was a good decision, I'm quite happy with it', then don't bother to get me to come out after a game.

"We shouldn't be dragged out onto TV two, three, four minutes after a game. I don't want to go on TV; I'd much rather stay in the dressing room with the players.

"But when I'm asked a question, I give a truthful answer. He made a right mess of it all, and that was my answer. And I stand by that 100 per cent."

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