Harry is getting pretty fed up!
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has criticised the Revenue and Customs investigation into his financial affairs, claiming the probe has cost millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money.
Redknapp, along with Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie and former Pompey chairman Milan Mandaric, are still under investigation after they were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and false accounting in November 2007. The three men deny any wrongdoing.
Redknapp was unhappy with the initial City of London Police raid on his home and thinks the investigation would have been over long ago had he not been a well-known figure.
He told The Sun: “They won’t let it go even though I’ve got nothing to hide.
“And you know why? Because it’s me. It’s a matter of around £10,000 in tax they think I owe which is in dispute.”
Reports over the weekend claimed Redknapp is to be interviewed again by HMRC over his financial affairs, and the Spurs boss admitted: “I’m sick of it.
“They have wasted however many millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money and this is all they have to show for it.
“I’ve paid £10million in income tax over the past 10 years and this is what it’s come down to.” (Independent)
Harry Redknapp has been in the forefront of the news for all the wrong reasons in recent days. There was of course all that rubbish about his potential departure fueled by loads of idiots putting wagers on his imminent dismissal or indeed move back to Portsmouth (Which made no sense whatsoever).
Clearly the Tottenham manager is not best pleased with the manner in which he has been treated by the authorities and you can’t help but kind of agree with his sentiments. It seems that all manner of information regarding this ongoing investigation has been leaked to the media and put further pressure on the Spurs boss.
Thankfully things on the pitch are going pretty swimmingly so that these allegations only serve to keep the tabloids ticking over without affecting the north London club’s performances on the pitch.