It was me or an un­der­taker... San­dra got best deal

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - EX­CLU­SIVE BY JA­NINE YAQOOB TV Ed­i­tor

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

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