Harry Redknapp 'reveals how players placed bets on their own matches'
Ex-football manager Harry Redknapp has allegedly told undercover reporters his own players bet on the result of one of their own matches, a national newspaper claims.
In a video released by The Telegraph, Redknapp is filmed by undercover reporters talking about a match on which “the lads” had “all had a spread bet” on the scoreline.
The Football Association strictly forbids players from betting on matches they are involved in.
The newspaper says there is no suggestion Redknapp was aware his own players had bet on the match when the game kicked off.
The revelations are the latest to be reported by the newspaper.
Earlier this week, Sam Allardyce left his position as England manager following claims he used his role to negotiate a deal worth £400,000 and advised how to "get around" player transfers rules.
Barnsley have also sacked the their assistant manager Tommy Wright in the wake of allegations he accepted a £5,000 "bung" to help a fake firm profit from transfers. Wright denies any wrong-doing.
The Telegraph also alleged Queens Park Rangers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink requested a £55,000 fee to work for a fake Far Eastern firm seeking to sell players to the club. Hasselbaink also denies any wrong-doing.
QPR has not suspended Hasselbaink, saying it has "every confidence" in him, but added the 44-year-old will be subjected to a "thorough internal investigation".
In response to the betting allegations, Redknapp told The Telegraph: “Unbeknownst to me. No, not a spread bet. It wasn’t a spread bet.
"I think they had a bet on the game, but it wasn’t, that was nothing to do with me… after the game I’d heard the rumour the lads had had a bet that day… I’m not in control of whether they go and have a bet or not".