June 20 2013 Latest news:
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Frank Lampard does not believe his uncle should have been dismissed by Spurs
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard says he feels guilty over Harry Redknapp’s sacking at Tottenham, believing the Blues’ Champions League triumph cost his uncle his job.
Spurs finished fourth in the Premier League table and although the west Londoners finished sixth, their victory in Europe’s top competition means Tottenham will be forced to play Europa League football next season.
“I feel really bad for Harry, especially as my biggest success in football turned out so unlucky for him,” he told the Sun on Sunday.
“He deserved Champions League football. He and Spurs finished fourth. That’s why I’m still shell-shocked by what’s happened.
“I have some mates who are Spurs fans and they are desperately disappointed. They remember how they were rock-bottom when Harry came in. Then, all of a sudden, they’re playing in the Champions League and competing at the top.
“He’s done an amazing job. He did so well people were talking of him as a great choice for England and he deserved that recognition. He certainly didn’t deserve to lose his job.”