Harry Redknapp Once Kept £30,000 Belonging To Paul Merson Down His Trousers For An Entire Portsmouth Match

Chris Wright

8th, October 2013


By Chris Wright

Soccer - FA Barclays Premiership - Portsmouth v Everton - Fratton Park

With thirty large stashed down his strides, ‘Arry fixes up and looks sharp with the filth on the prowl

As we told you yesterday, Harry Redknapp’s new book, “My Top, Top, Triffic Autobiography”, is being serialised in the Daily Mail this week and today’s excerpt is a corker containing the story of the day our compelling protagonist found himself with £30,000 of Paul Merson’s money hidden down his trouser leg for the entire duration of Portsmouth’s game against Millwall at the New Den back in March of 2003.

Here’s ‘Arry with the anecdote:

“One day at Millwall, [Merson] came into the dressing room with a big, brown bag full of readies. ‘Would you look after this for me, gaffer?’ he asked.

“‘It’s 30 grand. It’s for a bookmaker, an Irish mob. They’re after me and I’ve got to meet them after the game. Will you look after it for me until then?

“I couldn’t leave it in the changing room, but I almost always wear a suit on the touchline. That day I changed. I put a tracksuit on so there was more room to conceal these readies.

“It was

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