Harry Redknapp denied tax evasion to police by saying he ''couldn't even fill a teamsheet in.''

A tape recording of the interview was played at Redknapp's court trial where he is accused of hiding $295,000 of transfer bonuses in an offshore account.

Redknapp said: ''I can't write so I don't keep anything, adding that he pays ''a fortune to my accountant to look after me.''

In the recording, the manager said that being ''utterly disorganized'' showed he wasn't ''going to fiddle taxes.''

His bank adviser, Alan Hills, recalled in court on Thursday how Redknapp made ''disastrous'' business decisions and lost 250,000 pounds trying to invest in Oxford United.

Redknapp and co-defendant Milan Mandaric deny tax evasion charges relating to their time at Portsmouth.