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Middlesbrough's O'Neil: Redknapp right to stay with Portsmouth

Middlesbrough midfielder Gary O'Neil says Harry Redknapp made the right the decision to stick with Portsmouth after rejecting an offer from Newcastle United.

O'Neil said: "I think Harry probably made the right decision to stay where he is. I expected him to stay at Portsmouth because he's done such a fantastic job and seems to be building something really good there.

"He is really loved on the south coast and I didn't think he would leave halfway through a job.

"Pompey are going to go on to bigger things, especially with the signing of Jermain Defoe. I always got on great with Harry and when I left it was just of question of him deciding they wanted to take the money and spend it elsewhere. There were no hard feelings."

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