'Mickey taker' Bentley to be sold by 'furious' Spurs boss Redknapp

11 December 2009 12:39
David Bentley's days at Tottenham appear to be numbered after a training ground bust-up with manager Harry Redknapp.[LNB]Ex-Arsenal and Blackburn midfielder Bentley is reported to have taken a behind-closed-doors friendly less-than-seriously this week and incurred Redknapp's wrath.[LNB]A Spurs insider told the Daily Express the 25-year-old was 'taking the mickey' throughout the 5-2 defeat of Grays Athletic, and 'just back-heeling and toe-punting the ball.'[LNB] On his way out? David Bentley's reported training-ground fripperies have apparently rekindled the ire of Spurs boss Harry Redknapp[LNB]The report added that  a 'verbal ruck' followed which ended with Redknapp vowing to 'get rid' of Bentley next month.[LNB]If true, it's a blow for Bentley who has recently managed to force his way into the first team after being convcited of drink-driving this year and admitting the whole experience had been a "wake-up call."[LNB]Redknapp is known for taking a hard line against pranksters. A well-known video exists of the then-Portsmouth boss being struck by a ball while filming a pre-match interview in 2002.[LNB]An agitated Redknapp rounds on the culprit, demanding an explanation, and spells out with a choice Anglo-Saxon oath that that's the reason the player is in the reserves.[LNB]The player's identity was later revealed by prime suspect Shaun Cooper to be Terry Parker, who went on to make no Pompey first-team appearances and who drifted into non-League football soon afterwards.[LNB] Tottenham v WOLVES: Mick McCarthy rocked ahead of Spurs clash as Andy Keogh is ruled out for three monthsNo go Sol: United boss Ferguson pours cold water over Campbell transfer talkCapello tops pay league: £6m England coach eclipses Del Bosque and DungaRedknapp told to sell before he can bring new players to TottenhamTOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC

Source: Daily_Mail