Harry Redknapp mugged in Spain

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A trip to watch the Madrid derby ended badly for former Pompey manager Harry Redknapp after he was mugged by local thieves.

The 63-year-old was in the Spanish capital to take in the second leg of the quarter-final clash of the Copa del Rey, which saw Real beat local rivals Atletico 1-0 to reach the last four of the competition.

Redknapp, now manager of Tottenham, and former Pompey assistant manager Kevin Bond evening' took a turn for the worse prior to kick-off when the pair were walking around the Vicente Calderon stadium.

Two unknown men approached Redknapp, fell to their knees and started tugging at his trouser leg to distract him while four others snatched cash and other belongings from his pockets.

Redknapp said: 'They took everything. All my money, credit cards, everything really.'

Luckily for Redknapp, his passport remained untouched in his top pocket and he also did not lose his phone.