Redknapp blast as trial continues

Harry Redknapp’s trial over tax evasion charges continued on Thursday, with the Tottenham boss stating that he was insulted by claims that he was lying.

The Spurs coach is under investigation amid claims that he opened a foreign bank account to hide bribes from British tax authorities during his time as manager of Portsmouth.

Despite evidence piling up against Redknapp and former chairman Milan Mandaric, the tactician has continued to plead his innocence to prosecutor John Black QC.

“You think I’ve put my hand on the bible and told lies? That’s an insult, Mr Black, that’s an insult,” he said according to The Guardian.

“Everything I’ve told you has been the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God.

“Bring the bible up here again and I will put my hand on it. I’m the most ungreedy person you have met in your whole life, Mr Black. Ever. Ever,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, The Daily Mail state that Redknapp’s trial is set to roll into next week, and the manager is in danger of missing his team’s game against Liverpool on Monday night.

Redknapp is believed to be ready to board a plane straight after the court proceedings to make it to Anfield in time for kick off.

By Gareth McKnight