Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has rounded on England chiefs for arranging friendly just days after the start of the season.
He launched a furious attack on the scheduling of England's friendly against Hungary on August 11 and even attacked his own bosses for setting up a pre season tour of the US.
Redknapp was quoted in the Daily Mail as saying: "Can someone tell me why you have an international week the week the season is starting?"
"Can someone tell me what that is all about? They've just been away as a group together to the World Cup.
They're probably sick of the sight of each other and now they're going to have an international week before the first week of the season, before we play Manchester City and a European qualifier."
England’s World Cup flops face the Eastern Europeans just three days before the first games of the Premiership - Spurs have a tough opener against Manchester City kicking off at 12.45pm, the first game of the season.
White Hart Lane chiefs came in for a grilling too as they arranged three tough home friendlies against Villarreal, Benfica and Fiorentina – the latter is set for August 7.
"We play Fiorentina on the Saturday (August 7), which is a nuisance, then they go off and play for their countries.
I won't see them from Saturday night until Friday before we play Man City, not once.
Why? What's the point of it? A meaningless friendly. The week before the season, when we should be training, working, getting organised for the first game, they won't be here.
How can that be a way to prepare for the start of the season? Then you've got your fingers crossed that not too many come back injured."