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'Players bet on Premier League matches': Harry Redknapp latest big name manager to get stung

Former Premier League manager Harry Redknapp said football players bet on the result of one of their matches, according to the newspaper investigation that has seen England coach Sam Allardyce lose his job.

Harry Redknapp. Reuters file image

Harry Redknapp. Reuters file image

The Daily Telegraph's undercover reporters filmed Redknapp discussing the game, although the 69-year-old later told the paper he did not think it was against FA rules at the time.

However, FA rules do ban players from betting on matches they are involved in and managers are expected to report any misconduct.

The Telegraph quoted lawyers for Redknapp saying he was not aware of players betting on the match at the time. The newspaper did not say which club was involved.

Redknapp, who has managed West Ham United, Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League, met reporters posing as representatives of a Far East firm that wanted to break into English football's billion-pound transfer market.

Redknapp has denied any wrongdoing.

The newspaper's revelations have so far led to Allardyce and Barnsley assistant manager Tommy Wright losing their jobs.

Allardyce was sacked on Tuesday after the FA said he had behaved inappropriately following secret filming that showed him offering advice to businessmen on how to circumvent rules on player transfers.

Published Date: Oct 01, 2016 11:54 AM | Updated Date: Oct 01, 2016 11:54 AM

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