Harry Redknapp set to replace Fabio Capello as England manager
Harry Redknapp was cleared of any wrongdoing on Wednesday morning, with the Tottenham manager being found not guilty of tax evasion along with friend and former boss Milan Mandaric.
February 8th, 2012
Redknapp claimed after his acquittal that the case should never have come to court and was looking forward to putting the matter behind him after a five-year nightmare as he struggled to clear his name.
“I just really want to thank my legal team, they were fantastic,” said Redknapp outside court.
“The support I’ve had from everybody at Tottenham and the support from Daniel Levy who, if he ever felt there was a problem when he gave me this job – this was going on over three years ago – would never have employed me.
“He knew this case should never have come to court and I have to thank the fans at Tottenham”.
Redknapp has now been installed as odds-on favourite to manage England after Fabio Capello steps down from the post in the summer, although Tottenham supporters will hope he remains in charge at White Hart Lane considering the team sit third in the Premier League.
Perhaps the 64-year-old will decide against the pressure of managing the national team considering that Spurs are likely to be playing Champions League football again next term.