STEVEN Pienaar could return to haunt QPR’s boss today – but Harry Redknapp has no qualms over facing the Everton winger he left on the bench at Spurs.
When he was Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp played Pienaar (pic) just 10 times before sending him back to Merseyside in January 2012.
Free from suspension, Pienaar is in the Everton shake-up to show Redknapp what he largely missed, but the Hoops chief is unrepentant.
Redknapp said: “Steven couldn’t get in the team because of Luca Modric and Gareth Bale – they’re not bad players.
“He plays in off the left as do Bale and Modric, and he played in AC Milan that night when we won 1-0 away, but he was struggling to get games.”
Redknapp can only cast envious glances down the touchline at David Moyes in the opposite dug-out.
Everton have stuck by the Toffees chief for 11 years, although Redknapp reckons if he has just over half that time at QPR – he will be the envy of other managers as well.
“David’s spent money but he’s built a good team,” said Redknapp. “If you give someone six years at the club, you’ve got be a mug if you can’t build a half-decent team.
“I’m not asking for six years here, but I’m sure I could build a good team especially if you’ve got a base to build from.”