Everyone has a special friend. Mine is my cat Bert, he's a ginger twat but he's brilliant. Bert has never given me $145,000 as a present. In fact the only thing he has given me is a dead mole and cat AIDS.
It really does sound like Milan Mandaric was in love with Harry Redknapp, either that or this is a terrible fucking tactic his lawyer has told him to employ. Mandaric was in court today to answer questions about Harry Redknapp's rather odd money management.
To break it down, between the 1st of April 2002 and the 28th of November 2008, Mandaric ALLEGEDLY paid £145,000 into Redknapp's account in Monaco. Then a sum of $150,000 was paid into the same account between the 1st of May 2004 and the 28th of November 2007 ALLEGEDLY. Coincidentally if you have a bank account in Monaco, you don't have to pay tax or national insurance.
Mandaric said this -
"I have never had a closer relationship with a manager than I had with Harry."and after Harry left for Southampton he said this-
"I wanted to do something special for Harry because he means more to me than a football manager. This was something as a friend."
"We didn't speak - it was a little bit of a bitter divorce,"
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. He also mentioned how Harry would pick him up and they would drive for hours all around town. No wonder his wife banned them from being friends. He was always a bad influence on little Harry was that young Milan Mandaric.