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Spurs manager cleared of tax evasion

posted 8 Feb 2012, 05:09 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 8 Feb 2012, 05:09 ]

Spurs manager Redknapp is cleared in a unanimous verdict.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FEBRUARY 8, 2012)(ITN ) - Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp was cleared by a London court on Wednesday (February 8) of tax

evasion after a long investigation into financial corruption in British soccer.

Redknapp, tipped to be the next England manager, was charged with cheating the public revenue in relation to payments

totalling the equivalent of $295,000 made to his bank account in Monaco during his time as Portsmouth manager.

Redknapp embraced co-defendant Milan Mandaric and gasps went out from where their family was sitting as both were cleared after a trial lasting more than two weeks.

Redknapp made a statement outside Southwark Crown Court in front of dozens of photographers and cameramen to say how much of a strain the five year long investigation had been. Both Redknapp and Mandaric said the case should never have gone to court.