Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has been charged with two counts of tax evasion.
Redknapp has been charged with a £40,000 tax evasion.
The charges relate to two payments totalling $295,000 allegedly made from former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric to Mr Redknapp.
Mr Redknapp will appear at the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 11 February.
A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesman said: “The CPS Revenue and Customs Division decided there was sufficient evidence and it was in the public interest to charge Mr Redknapp.
“He is jointly charged with Milan Mandaric, the former chairman of Portsmouth Football Club, following an investigation by the City of London Police and HM Revenue and Customs.”
Ian Burton, Redknapp’s solicitor, said: “Harry has co-operated fully with investigators during the course of this inquiry and is confident of a successful outcome to these court proceedings.”
The charges relate to Mr Redknapp’s time as Portsmouth manager.
Mr Mandaric, 71, currently chairman of Leicester City, is to appear in court on 11 February charged with tax evasion.