Harry Redknapp claims feuding Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy are enjoying the 'publicity'

Harry Redknapp has weighed in on the ongoing feud between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy, claiming that the footballers' wives are motivated by "publicity."

In an interview with the Daily Mirror Online, the former Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth manager was asked what he made of Wayne Rooney's partner Coleen accusing Jamie Vardy's spouse of sharing details of her personal Instagram posts with the tabloids.

"They seem to be getting plenty of publicity," Redknapp replied. "I suppose that's what they like, really."

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Since Rooney shared her investigative findings on social media last week, Vardy has denied the allegations. Either way, Redknapp says he couldn't care less about whether Vardy did leak private stories about Rooney to the press and would rather catch up on sport-related news instead.

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Rebekah Vardy (left), wife of England's Jamie Vardy and Fern Hawkins, girlfriend of England's Harry Maguire in the stands before the FIFA World Cup third place play-off match at Saint Petersburg Stadium.
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Megan Davison, girlfriend of England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (left) Annie Kilner, girlfriend of England's Kyle Walker (centre) and Rebekah Vardy, wife of England's Jamie Vardy during the FIFA World Cup Group G match at Kaliningrad Stadium.
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"When I was in football, it was only the footballers we used to read about," the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! winner stated. "We didn't have WAGs or whatever they're called now. They weren't around in my day. I'm only interested in reading about Jamie Vardy or Wayne Rooney. I'm not interested in what their wives are doing, to be truthful."

Redknapp is hardly the first famous name to react to Rooney and Vardy's row. Just yesterday, actor and former professional football player Vinnie Jones labelled their public spat "an embarrassment" during an appearance on Good Morning Britain.

Talking about his late wife, who died three months ago, the 54-year-old said: "You look at the papers now with the two footballer's wives. Tanya got offered hundreds and hundreds of opportunities to do modelling and do stories and she never done none of them.

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Cheryl Tweedy (L), girlfriend of England's Ashley Cole, sits in the stands with Victoria Beckham (R), wife of England's David Beckham, and Coleen McLoughlin (C Top), girlfriend of England's Wayne Rooney, before Trinidad and Tobago's Group B World Cup 2006 soccer match against England in Nuremberg June 15, 2006. FIFA RESTRICTION - NO MOBILE USE REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY)
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Manchester United's soccer player Wayne Rooney (4th R) carries his newborn son Kai as he leaves Liverpool Women's Hospital with wife Coleen (2nd L), in Liverpool, northern England November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER ENTERTAINMENT)
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"She's the opposite to these girls now. People ask me, 'What do you think of these two girls?' and I think it's quite funny and everything else, what about the embarrassment to their husbands, no thought of the kids."

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Elsewhere, Loose Women star Stacey Solomon explained that while she accepted Rooney's decision to address the situation publicly and can see that she's clearly hurt by what she's discovered, "unless you have a conversation with somebody you can't get a real gist of whether they have done it or not."

She added: "She hasn't actually outed Rebekah Vardy, she said Rebekah Vardy's account, which leaves it open to anything. What do you achieve with that? I don't really understand."

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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