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Ex-Spurs boss Harry Redknapp rejects corruption claims

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has denied reports that football is riddled with corruption.

The former Portsmouth, West Ham and Spurs boss was recorded claiming his players had bet on one of their own games.

But he is quoted by The Sun: “I don't think there's widespread corruption.

Sam Allardyce made a mistake and paid the price but what else has there been? People have got carried away by claiming football has to clean up its act.

"If someone uncovers it we want it dealt with properly but the evidence isn't there yet."

On his brush with hidden recordings Redknapp added: “This guy told me he knew a few of the lads had a bet on a game.

“I just replied, 'They had all had a bet' but I wasn't even listening. I'd been there for three hours and just wanted to get home.

“I went along with what this guy was saying — which of course I shouldn't have done — but if it really was true, where's the evidence? There would be a bet receipt. It was a load of cobblers."

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