(GSM) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has hinted that he would interested in managing England if the FA turns to him after Fabio Capello vacates the post in 2012.
Capello confirmed that he intends to leave the post and retire from football management after the 2012 European Championships.
And despite being focused on his White Hart Lane’s mission, Redknapp – who guided Spurs to a shock Champions League spot last season – admits any Englishman would find it hard to turn down an offer from the federation to take over from Capello.
He said about the possibility of managing England after Capello steps down: “Honestly, it’s not something I sit at home and ever think about. I really don’t. I’ve always said if you’re an Englishman, it would be hard to turn it down, because it’s the pinnacle of your career.”
Redknapp has once again emphasized his view that an Englishman must be installed as his national team manager after Capello leaves, stating his belief that several English managers have the ability to drive England forward.
“Why do the English lads waste their time doing their coaching badges and all the rest of the work if they’re never going to get the chance to manage at the top level?
“I want to see an Englishman get the job – whoever it may be – and there are lots of lads out there who could do that job, I’m sure.”
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