It looks like Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is having a really torrid time. First it was his health and now he would have to face trial next year in Jan 2012 for charges of cheating public revenue during his time as Portsmouth boss. At least Spurs are doing well in the Premier League and steadily climbing up the points table. Otherwise this phase could have taken a serious toll at Harry Redknapp.
Both Redknapp and former Portsmouth Chairman Milan Mandaric will have to go on trial January next year in London. The charges are pretty serious to say the least. Both the persons are reported to be jointly accused on two accounts of cheating public revenue. These allegation date back from 2002 to 2007, when both the persons were at the topmost levels at Portsmouth.
The first allegation is that Milan Mandaric paid Harry Redknapp a sum of 145,000 USD. The money was subsequently transferred to bank account in Monaco to avoid paying insurance and income tax. Apparently Harry is accused of the fact that he opened the account for the same purpose only.
The second allegation against the second payment in the same bank account. The amount is supposedly 150,000 USD. Both the men accused have denied the charges for the same and the trial is suppose to take place next year in London and it is suppose to last at least two weeks.
Harry Redknapp, of course, tipped to be the next England manager after Fabio Capello resigns. This comes as a serious blow to his image and will want to clear his name of any allegations relating to cheating public revenue.