West Ham vice chairman Karren Brady has criticised Harry Redknapp over the way he pursued Scott Parker during the transfer window. The Hammers had always made it clear that Parker was not for sale and rejected an offer from their London rivals.
Hammers vice-chairman Brady nevertheless says the 29-year-old was affected, and has hit out at Redknapp.
She said in the Daily Mail: "Harry Redknapp has introduced something in the transfer market I call 'Harry's Law'. It goes: 'Do what I like, when I like, with whom I like.
"Scott Parker grew unsettled by Spurs' clear interest in him even though West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan stated he was not for sale.
"No permission to speak to Scott was requested or would have been given.
"But this was not good enough for Spurs who were convinced we would be pressured into selling."
Redknapp has insisted that Tottenham did nothing wrong, saying: "We were told they were willing to sell and wanted to sell him to raise money."