Redknapp: No-one in football can get their mind off tragic Speed
Published 14:10 29/11/11 By MirrorFootball
Gary Speed's tragic death is casting a huge shadow over Premier League football, Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has admitted.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow's Europa League meeting with PAOK, the Spurs manager described Speed's apparent suicide at just 42 as "beyond belief".
He said : "Like everyone involved in football there's been nothing else you can think about all weekend.
"Ever since I heard the news on Sunday I just can't get it out of mind. It's unbelievable.
"A lad I've never heard anyone say a bad word about, everyone loved him. The most unlikely lad you can ever see doing something like that.
"It's beyond belief. Unbelievable.
"I was with Gary a few weeks back - I managed a team in a charity game for Hartson. He managed a Welsh team of ex players and celebrities, I did an England team.
"We had a great night at Derby and raised some money for John's charity. Gary played, looked like he could still play - he never stopped running around. He was like a 20-year-old. He was in such great condition and he was a great guy.
"We talked about Wales, how well he'd got them playing. He got them playing so well.
"They were great at Wembley, had a fantastic couple of results recently, he got them playing the way he wanted.
"They were passing it from the back, he got them moving it around well. They looked fantastic.
"It was like there was something special happening with the Welsh team. It must be a massive blow to all those boys who worked with him."