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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Sep, 20, 2006

'I've done absolutely nothing wrong,' insists Redknapp

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp maintains he has done 'absolutely nothing wrong' following the BBC's screening of their Panorama investigation into alleged corruption in football.

The programme aimed to expose a `bung culture' within the game, a topical prelude to the publication of Lord Stevens' report on the 300-plus player transfers involving Premiership clubs over the past two years.

Redknapp, 59, is accused in the programme of `tapping up' Blackburn defender Andy Todd in discussions held in the canteen at Portsmouth's training ground.

Redknapp tells agent Peter Harrison: 'I like Toddy, don't I? No I'd take him. I would take him. I would take him without a doubt. I like him.'

The Portsmouth boss is renowned for his record in the transfer market, and a number of shrewd signings during the summer have helped Pompey top the Premiership after five matches.

Redknapp vehemently denies he has any case to answer after Panorama's broadcast.

'I haven't seen it (the programme) but I'm looking forward to going home and having a nice cup of tea and a slice of toast and watching it because I've done absolutely nothing wrong,' said Redknapp.

'There's nothing on there that I would have to consult my lawyer about. As far as I'm concerned there's not a single thing to worry about and I've said that from day one.

'If you haven't done anything wrong then you haven't got anything to worry about have you? Simple as that.'

Redknapp does not want to let the Panorama claims overshadow the work he is doing this season with the south-coast club.

Last night saw Pompey win 2-1 at Mansfield in the Carling Cup, thanks to goals from loan signing Manuel Fernandes and Matthew Taylor.

'It's not been a difficult weekend for me but the hassle has been difficult because it's distracted from the fantastic team performances that we've turned in,' Redknapp added.

'I really want to start focusing now on how well my team is doing. What a start to the season we've had, top of the Premier League - Pompey. Harry, you are different class.'

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