Redknapp will step from courtroom into the dugout for Spurs' FA Cup clash at Watford
Harry Redknapp is likely to be in the dugout on Friday night despite his on-going court case.
The Tottenham boss is determined to take charge of his side's FA Cup fourth-round clash against Watford at Vicarage Road.
Spotlight: Harry Redknapp outside court with his son Jamie on Thursday
Redknapp is even prepared to speak to the media after the match despite being in the dock for alleged tax evasion.
Spurs coaches Joe Jordan and Kevin Bond have led training this week since the start of Redknapp's trial on Monday,
But the 64-year-old is expected to rush from Southwark Crown Court to Watford to deliver the team talk.
Redknapp could be the target of terrace taunts from home supporters at Vicarage Road over his court appearance. The match is being shown on live TV by broadcasters ESPN.
Bond said: 'Clearly the manager is not here, but very little (has changed) really.
'The training carries on pretty much as normal and everybody has been getting on with things as normal so there's not really a lot of difference except obviously Harry is not here during the day.
'We had a similar scenario a few weeks ago when Harry had a small (heart) procedure done and he wasn't here for a week or so leading up to the Fulham game.'
Raring to go: Tottenham's players train on Thursday morning
Meanwhile, a court heard on Thursday that Redknapp had sole responsibility for the Monaco bank account in the name of his dog.
The Tottenham manager was the only signature on records for the account at the centre of 189,000 bung allegations, a bank chief said.
David Cusdin, vice-president of HSBC in Monaco between 2000 and 2005, also described co-defendant Milan Mandaric as 'a perfect gentleman'.
Giving evidence via videolink at Southwark Crown Court, Cusdin said he was aware that Redknapp had flown to the principality to open an account.
'I was certainly aware of his visit – it was quite possible that I didn't open the account, it was one of my team – but I was certainly aware of the visit,” Mr Cusdin told the court. 'I don't have a recollection – but I could well have shaken his hand at the meeting.'
Mr Cusdin had met Milan Mandaric on several occasions, the court heard.
The ex-bank chief said he had known Mandaric since the football chairman had sold club Nice in France.
'We had regular contact as clients and account officers would,' he said.
The bank chief added that 'Mr Mandaric, is a perfect gentleman… he would always ring prior to the visit'.
Trial: Milan Mandaric arrives at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday
Redknapp opened a 'non-advisory account' with HSBC in Monaco in 2002, the court heard. ohn Black QC, for the prosecution, asked: 'Is it necessary for the client to be present' Cusdin replied: 'Normally, yes. The client would have to be present.'
The banker added that 'in this case, it is a single person on the account … one signature on the account.' Cusdin said he was responsible 'for private English-speaking clientele' during his time with the bank in Monaco.
The banker, who was responsible for a team dealing with up to 700 clients, said: 'I would have been part of the decision process, yes,' in accepting Redknapp as an account holder.
Cusdin said Mandaric was also a client at that time.
Mandaric phoned HSBC Monaco in advance of a 'rendezvous' between Redknapp and the bank, Cusdin said. The bank chief added that Redknapp had chosen to call the account Rosie 47.
Cusdin agreed with defence barrister Lord (Ken) Macdonald QC that Mandaric was a man he 'trusted implicitly'. Lord Macdonald added: 'You can't just walk off the street and open a bank account there.'
Both Redknapp, of Poole, Dorset, and Mandaric, from Oadby, Leicestershire, deny two counts of cheating the public revenue when Redknapp was manager of Portsmouth Football Club.
The first charge of cheating the public revenue alleges that between April 1, 2002 and November 28, 2007 Mandaric paid 145,000 US dollars (93,100) into the account.
The second charge for the same offence relates to a sum of 150,000 US dollars (96,300) allegedly paid between May 1, 2004 and November 28, 2007.