Harry Redknapp took aim at Gary Neville over his claim that Chelsea were getting a “top manager” in Thomas Tuchel.
Tuchel has been appointed Chelsea’s new boss after Frank Lampard was sacked on Monday.
Neville said the German manager would follow the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp as the latest in a line of “outstanding” coaches to grace the Premier League.
But Redknapp said winning Ligue 1 titles with Paris-Saint Germain doesn’t make Tuchel “great”.
Tuchel won back-to-back championships with PSG after taking charge in 2018, and led them to last season’s Champions League final before being sacked in December.
Harry Redknapp slammed Gary Neville’s claim that Thomas Tuchel is a ‘top manager’
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He also guided them to the French cup and league cup – but his only trophy before heading to the Parc des Princes was the German cup he lifted as Borussia Dortmund boss in 2017.
And Redknapp said Tuchel comes to Chelsea with plenty still to prove.
“I heard Gary Neville saying earlier they’ve got another great manager coming into the league,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News.
“Who says he’s a great manager? Winning titles at PSG in France doesn’t make you a great manager. What does that prove?”
Redknapp said winning the French league title doesn’t make Tuchel ‘a great manager’
Redknapp, who is Lampard’s uncle, added: “You’re quite entitled to win the league in France when you’re managing PSG. Only time will tell how good he is.”
After news emerged of Tuchel’s imminent appointment, Neville said: “It’s another top manager who is coming into the Premier League.
“We’ve been blessed over the past few years with some absolutely outstanding managers to see the league rise to being the best in Europe again, with the performances of clubs in the Champions League improving, with Pep Guardiola, Jurgen…