Cheating The Tax Man?

Last updated : 23 January 2012 By Footy Mad - Editor


... the Tottenham manager has pressure on himself ... as he goes on trial today accused of tax evasion.

Redknapp is accused of two counts of cheating the public revenue when he was manager of Portsmouth.

He is accused alongside the then-Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric.

The first charge alleges that between April 1, 2002, and November 28, 2007, Mandaric paid US$145,000 into a bank account held by Redknapp in Monaco, to avoid paying income tax and national insurance.

The second charge for the same offence relates to a sum of US$150,000 allegedly paid by Mandaric to the same account between May 1, 2004, and November 28, 2007.

Both men deny the charges and a two-week trial is due to begin at Southwark Crown Court this morning.

If found guilty he could lose the chance to become England manager in the summer ... and that could bump Alan Pardew up the list of candidates.