Video: Harry Redknapp admits relief after being cleared of tax evasion

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits his relief at the end of a "nightmare" after he and Milan Mandaric were acquitted of tax evasion

Harry Redknapp has admitted his relief at the end of a “nightmare” after the Tottenham boss and Milan Mandaric were cleared of all charges of tax evasion.

The jury at Southwark Crown Court made a unanimous decision to clear Redknapp and the former Portsmouth chairman of two charges of cheating the public revenue during the pair’s time at Portsmouth.

“We’ve been pulled through it these last five years and I’m really just looking forward to getting home and seeing my wife Sandra and getting away from all this,” said Redknapp.

“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.

“It was horrendous but it was a unanimous decision and I’m pleased now that we can go home and get on with our lives.”

Mandaric added: “I am delighted that I have today been cleared of the totally unfounded allegations of tax evasion. It is clear they should never have been brought to court.

“I never doubted the truth would prevail nor the fact that the British justice system would come to the right conclusion.

“I’m happy that my good name and reputation has been upheld. I wish to express my deepest gratitude to my family, my friends and to my many football fans for their support. They have been a great strength for me.”

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