Harry Redknapp is free from The Tax Man
Harry Redknapp tells of relief at end of 'nightmare' of tax evasion trial that 'should never have come to court'
Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham manager, spoke of the end of a "nightmare" after he and co-defendant Milan Mandaric, the Sheffield Wednesday chairman, were acquitted of all charges at the end of their trial for tax evasion, with both men maintaining that the case should never have reached court.
Emerging from Southwark Court, where a unanimous decision of not guilty had been returned on the second day of deliberation, Redknapp expressed his gratitude to his family, legal team and supporters of Tottenham Hotspur who had backed him during the two week trial and the five years of investigation that had preceded it.
"My family … have really pulled through it these last five years that this has been hanging over us," he said on the steps of the court.
"I'm really just looking forward to getting home to my wife Sandra. It really has been a nightmare, I've got to be honest.
"This is a case that should never have come to court. It's unbelievable, really."
Redknapp described waiting for the verdict to be delivered as "horrendous", but was quick to point out that the jury had been in total agreement.