Harry Redknapp grieving after dog dies just before Christmas

Harry Redknapp commentating for BT Sport before the Emirates FA Cup, third round match at Prenton Park, Birkenhead.
Harry Redknapp (PA)

Harry Redknapp has told of his heartache after his beloved dog Lulu died just before Christmas.

The former football manager, 73, posted a picture on Instagram of his late bulldog snuggled up to his other pooch, Barney.

He told fans that Lulu would always be in his and wife Sandra’s hearts.

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“We are very sad to have lost our lovely Lulu on Sunday morning...11 and a half years of love, lots of cuddles and walks (Which was Lulus favourite thing to do),” he wrote.

“Forever in mine, Sandra’s and Barney’s hearts.”

Redknapp’s son Jamie also paid tribute to Lulu in a post on his Instagram Story.

Sharing a photo of the dog, he added a broken-hearted emoji.

Screengrab from Jamie Redknapp's Instagram
Screengrab from Jamie Redknapp's Instagram

Harry recently opened up about Lulu in a chat with The Sun, saying she was a “goody two shoes”.

The sports star was warning other dog-owners to take care after Barney snaffled up a whole Christmas cake last year – meaning he had to have his stomach pumped.

He told the paper he called the vet after Barney ate the cake, and was advised to take him in straight away.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12:  Harry Redknapp and Sandra Harris attend the Sky TV, Up Next Event at Tate Modern on February 12, 2020 in London, England. Up Next is Skys inaugural showcase event to promote the quality and range of programming that will be on air in 2020, to an audience of 250+ industry experts and media. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Sky)
Harry Redknapp and Sandra (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Sky)

“So we take him to the vet, and they have to pump its stomach, because currants, that would kill them, they would die,” Harry said.

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"It would have killed him. So poor Lulu, who hasn't eaten any, they pumped her stomach just in case she'd ate some, and no one knew, and she hasn't even done nothing wrong really, but she had to suffer as well.”

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