White Hart Lane boss in court.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp received $295,000 (£183,000) on which he had no intention of declaring tax, a court has heard.
Mr Redknapp was paid the “bungs or offshore bonuses” by former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric while he was manager at the club, it was claimed.
Jurors at Southwark Crown Court were told Mr Redknapp is a “hard-headed businessman with financial acumen”.
The pair deny charges of cheating the public revenue.
John Black QC opened the prosecution’s case at Southwark Crown Court by telling jurors “both parties must have known” they were avoiding taxes.
“These payments were a bung or offshore bonus that the parties had absolutely no intention of paying taxes for,” he said.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
One wonders what effect this ongoing court case will have on Tottenham Football Club as a whole. Clearly Harry Redknapp will be keen for his personal life to not interfere with his White Hart Lane side’s genuine title challenge but that prove tougher and tougher as the trial reaches it’s conclusion.
Indeed these issues would be compounded if the 64 year old manager was handed a custodial sentence if found guilty.