Harry Redknapp and Milan Mandaric in tax evasion trial

Harry Redknapp (left) with Milan Mandaric during their time at Portsmouth Football Club The charges relate to Harry Redknapp and Milan Mandaric's time at Portsmouth Football Club

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is to face trial accused of tax evasion relating to his time as manager of Portsmouth Football Club.

Mr Redknapp and ex-Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric are charged with two counts of cheating the public revenue.

Two payments totalling $295,000 (about £183,000) were allegedly made by Mr Mandaric, now chairman of Sheffield Wednesday, to Mr Redknapp.

They are due to be tried at Southwark Crown Court on 23 January 2012.

The case is expected to last two weeks.

Mr Redknapp, 64, who lives in Poole, Dorset, recently underwent heart surgery to unblock coronary arteries.

He and Mr Mandaric, 73, who lives in Oadby, Leicestershire, will each face two charges relating to alleged payments to a Monaco bank account opened by Mr Redknapp.

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