Redknapp charged with tax evasion

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has been charged with two counts of cheating the public revenue following a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service Revenue and Customs Division.

He will appear at the City of Westminster  Magistrates' Court on February 11.

The CPS Revenue and Customs Division deterred that there was sufficient evidence and it was in the public interest to charge Redknapp.

He is jointly charged with Milan Mandaric, former chairman of Portsmouth who now owns Championship side Leicester City, following an investigation by the City of London Police and HM Revenue & Customs.

The charges concern two payments, totalling USD$295,000, from Mandaric to Redknapp via a bank account in Monaco, evading the tax and national insurance contributions due between April 1 2002 and November 28 2007.

The payments were in relation to Redknapp’s employment at Fratton Park.

Redknapp left Portsmouth to join Spurs in October 2008 and has drastically transformed Tottenham's fortunes, guiding them from the Premier League relegation zone to challengers for a Champions League spot in little more than a year.

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