Harry Redknapp plans dash from court to Anfield
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is planning to make a quick dash from London to Liverpool by plane on Monday night after it was confirmed that his trial for tax evasion will run in to next week.
Redknapp has been absent from training for the last week and a half as he has been contesting two charges of cheating the public revenue at Southwark Crown Court.
The Spurs boss, who denies both charges, has still managed to make it to all three of his team's games - against Watford, Wolves, and West Brom - during that time.
He has now been presented with a more difficult challenge to be in the dugout for the club's next match at Anfield on Monday evening, however. It had been expected that the case would be finished by today, but yesterday it was announced that it will run until Tuesday.
That means Redknapp will have to make the 180-mile trip to Anfield from the court, in south London, after Monday's proceedings have come to an end, which is expected to be at around 4.30pm.
The 64-year-old would miss the 8pm kick-off if he made the journey by road as it would take a minimum of four hours in rush hour traffic through the busy streets of London, and up the M1, the M6 and the M62.
No plans have been confirmed or announced, but it is understood that Redknapp is considering chartering a plane to take him to the game, which should leave him enough time to take his place in the dugout and give his usual pre-match team-talk.
It is understood that he will then return to London with the team via plane after the match.
The game is hugely important for the London club as they look to keep up the pressure on joint leaders Manchester United and Manchester City with a win against Kenny Dalglish's men, who currently sit sixth in the Barclays Premier League, 11 points adrift of Tottenham.
Latest in Sport
Monaco is a street circuit where driver ability is more important than anywhere else and if we take ...
by Gareth Purnell
24 May 2013 02:00 AM
Three weeks ago as I drove off the Eurostar, I remember thinking what a very long time it was until ...
by Martin Ayres
23 May 2013 05:29 PM
McDowell did brilliantly to land the World Match Play title in Bulgaria last week, but it’s a format...
by Gareth Purnell
23 May 2013 09:13 AM
David Moyes delighted after Rio Ferdinand agrees to stay at Manchester United with new one-year contract
Sergio Garcia / Tiger Woods 'fried chicken' racism row takes fresh twist after 'coloured athletes' comment
After racist remark, Sergio Garcia fights for reputation as Tiger Woods slams 'hurtful' fried chicken joke
New Manchester City manager must deliver five trophies in five years
Manchester United slash interest bill by £10m a year
- 1 Pope Francis: Being an atheist is alright as long as you do good
- 2 Man and woman arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder victim of Woolwich machete attack, named as Drummer Lee Rigby
- 3 'Sickening, deluded and unforgivable': Horrific attack brings terror to London’s streets
- 4 Archaeologists uncover nearly 5,000 cave paintings in Burgos, Mexico
- 5 Woolwich attack: The EDL will seek to exploit this evil crime for their own evil ends
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Nook is donating eReaders to volunteers at high-need schools and participating in exclusive events throughout the campaign.
Get the latest on The Evening Standard's campaign to get London's children reading.
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.