England FA sees Tottenham boss Redknapp as one of Capello’s successors

Monday, December 6, 2010

LONDON - The Football Association in England has publicly confirmed for the first time that they fancy Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp as current England coach Fabio Capello’s successor.

The Sun quoted FA chief executive Alex Horne, as saying: “Harry Redknapp is a great manager. Tottenham are playing great football and to qualify well for the Champions League knockout stage from a position of being fourth-favourites in their group is huge testimony to that.”

He added: “I’d expect Harry to make a long list for the England job. It may not be a very long long list.”

Capello’s contract expires after the 2012 European Championships, though Horne did warn the FA could go foreign again if they cannot get the right Englishman. Horne also revealed no process has yet been discussed for appointing the successor to Capello.

Redknapp admitted yesterday he did not want to look too far ahead and was just concentrating on his job at Spurs.

He said: “I’m very happy managing Tottenham. In two years, who knows? I may be struggling. Somebody else is going to come and do well. It can all change. Two years is a long time in life and certainly it’s an awful long time in football.” (ANI)

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