Members of the football community expressed their shock today after it emerged that Harry Redknapp’s new book is just 800 pages on how to find loopholes in Britain’s tax system.
According to one football fan given access to an advance copy of the book entitled Harry: It Shouldn’t Happen To A Manager, the publication doesn’t even contain the word “football” and is instead a step-by-step guide to manoeuvring around the many intricacies of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
“Harry has had a long career in the game and seen a lot of things, so I was very disappointed to discover that it’s just 60 individual chapters of complex tax evasion and accounting tricks,” said Carl Molloy, adding that while he may end up using the information contained within the book, he would have preferred to read stories about working with Paolo Di Canio or his time at Tottenham Hotspur.
“To be fair to him, he does mention Neymar and Lionel Messi, but he just praises what they’ve done with tax and doesn’t even allude to the fact that they have ever played football.”
At press time, Redknapp defended the contents of the book, insisting that he simply wrote about what he knows best.