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Harry Redknapp the manager of the English Premier League soccer team Tottenham Hotspur arrives at Southwark Crown Court, London, Monday Jan. 23, 2012. Redknapp went on trial Monday on charges of evading taxes during his time in charge of Portsmouth. The 64-year-old Redknapp was in the dock alongside former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric at Southwark Crown Court. The pair are accused of concealing payments of $295,000 from Britain's tax authority between 2002 and 2007.

LONDON — Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has been accused in court of concealing an offshore bank account used to stash transfer bonuses.

Redknapp, considered a favorite to become England manager after this year's European Championship, is standing trial with his former chairman at Portsmouth on tax evasion charges.

Prosecutor John Black says Redknapp claimed not to know how $295,000 from Portsmouth arrived in his Monaco bank account, despite flying to the principality in 2002 to open the account.

Black cited Redknapp's "supposed ignorance of the circumstances of the opening, operation and ownership" of the account.

Black says Britain's tax authority was only made aware of the account in 2008.