Harry Redknapp has expressed his delight after successfully bidding on a number of highly sought-after goods at a local police auction.
The Bournemouth-based ‘Auctioneers and Valuers’ was hosting one of its annual auctions of goods seized after being recovered from the proceeds of local crime.
The QPR manager posted bids on a number of the items listed for the sell-off, with goods ranging from football cards in near-mint condition, to heavy-grade tools to packages of womens’ lingerie.
“You can’t lose, really,” said the first division boss, who has in the past refuted any suggestion that he might be regarded as a ‘wheeler-dealer’.
“I mean, just look at this retractable dog leash with a picture of the Queen Mum on it – I got this for a tenner!”
The former Spurs boss did lament one bid that did ‘get away’ – a personalised numberplate, registration ‘4RRY’. Redknapp’s refusal to match an opponent’s bid of £40 meant he lost on that item.
Around 400 people were on hand for the start of bidding, though Redknapp was quick to credit homework he put in prior to attending as key to his success.
He said: “This Bostitch nailer and case’ll set you back nearly two-hundred quid down at B&Q.
“I got it for £80. Lovely stuff.”