It was me or an undertaker... Sandra got best deal
HARRY Redknapp revealed he thought he’d lost out to handsome best pal Colin Mackleworth when it came to wooing his future wife Sanda.
On the show, former West Ham and Tottenham boss Harry told John Barrowman about the night they met.
“Me and my mate Macca, he was a goalkeeper for West Ham, saw these two lovely girls and I said to Macca, ‘Shall we have a dance with those two?
“Macca is a good-looking geezer and I look back on it now and think Sandra must have seen us both coming over and thought ‘I hope I ain’t got him’ and she went for me. Fifty-four years later we’re still going strong. And Macca ended up as an undertaker, so really Sandra had the better deal in the long term.”
Colin, 71, laughed when he watched the footage. “It was nice of Harry to call me the good looking one,” he told the Sunday Mirror. “I can’t remember who the other girl was, I never went out with her. But Harry was keen on Sandra. I get on well with her, she’s terrific.”
Harry and Colin were best mates from aged 10 until 21, rising through the ranks of football together. They both played for the West Ham team which won the FA Youth Cup in 1968, the first time in the club’s history. Colin says it was thanks to him Harry chose West Ham – a club he went on to manage. Colin added: “He’s gone one way and I’ve gone the other but we’ve always kept in touch. When we meet we have a good time. He likes talking about the old times. He’s down to earth because he’s from the East End.”
YOUNG GUNSHarry & Colin