Harry Redknapp has said his “nightmare” is over after he was cleared of two counts of tax evasion.
During the 13 day trial, jurors heard the Spurs boss received two payments when he was the manager of Portsmouth totalling 225,000 euros.
They went into his ‘Rosie 47’ account in Monaco — named after his pet dog. He was charged with cheating the public revenue.
“It really has been a nightmare. I’ve got to be honest. It’s been five years and this is a case that should never have come to court because it is unbelievable really. It was horrendous but it was a unanimous decision. The jury was unanimous, there was no case to answer so I am pleased we can now go home,” he said outside the court.
The 64-year-old is tipped to become the next manager of England. If the court decision had gone against him it would almost certainly have ruled him out of the reckoning.
The British tax authorities said they had no regrets in bringing the case to court.