Ricky Sbragia is not happy with Spurs

Last updated : 25 January 2009 By Daryl Baker
Ricky on Redknapp

Ricky Sbragia is not happy with Spurs and manager Harry Redknapp, as he seems to be using the media and press to do his dealings.Harry Redknapp is best known for being the centre of a BBC Panorama investigation into corruption in English football.

The documentary was aired on 19 September 2006, which showed Harry Redknapp secretly filmed discussing the possibility of buying the Blackburn Rovers captain Andy Todd with agent Peter Harrison.

Redknapp denies his conversation about then-Blackburn Rovers player Andy Todd with the soccer agent Peter Harrison amounted to "tapping up" or illegally approaching the player.

But on 28 November 2007, it was reported by BBC News Online that Harry Redknapp, Portsmouth Managing Director Peter Storrie, former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric, agent Willie McKay and footballer Amdy Faye had been arrested by City of London Police in relation to the ongoing inquiries into allegations of corruption in football.

But now Harry seems to be doing his dealings by using media coverage to make his full intensions of signing a player clear, this could be seen as a good effort in making the player in question unsettled at his current club.

To football fans this seems to be not the preferred and gentleman like manner to conduct business.

These methods that Redknapp seem to be using has angered Sunderland manager Ricky Sbragia, in Redknapp's third attempted to sign Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones.

Sbragia said, "They have enquired about him but it's the methods they use which is disappointing."

"A lot has appeared in the papers but the main concern is that it does not get into the player's head and that his performances for us don't dip."