London, Oct 9 (ANI): Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has reportedly revealed that he had once sat in a match with 30,000 pounds of gambling cash in his trousers.
According to the Daily Star, Redknapp, who had mentioned the incident in his new book, claimed that he was the manager of football club Portsmouth when he was approached by former England, Portsmouth and Arsenal footballer Paul Merson, who gave him the cash in a brown bag to mind before the kick-off.
The report mentioned that Merson, who fought betting, alcohol and drug addictions, was due to meet an Irish bookmaker after the match to pay a debt.
After he agreed to take care of the money, Redknapp said that he then changed into a baggy tracksuit in an attempt to hide the money, adding that when he jumped out of his seat on the touchline, he found that the some of the notes had fallen out of his pocket and were sticking out from the bottom of his tracksuit. (ANI)