Harry Redknapp admits England job interest


Harry Redknapp has admitted he would be interested in succeeding Fabio Capello as England manager.

The Spurs boss has previously suggested he would jump at the chance to manage his country and Capello's recent admission that he will definitely vacate the job when his contract expires following the Euro 2012 finals has brought the subject back into focus.

Redknapp has transformed the north London club from Premier League strugglers to Champions League qualifiers during his two years in the White Hart Lane hot-seat.

But although admitting his interest, the former Portsmouth and West Ham manager doesn't plan to spend the next two years thinking about it.

"It's not something I sit at home and ever think about. I really don't," he explained.

"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."

Meanwhile, Redknapp has championed the cause of English managers lower down the leagues.

"There are people out there in the lower divisions who could do my job, without a doubt," he continued.

"John Still at Dagenham and Redbridge could do my job.

"He understands the game, is fantastic on the game. But he never gets a chance to manage in the Premier League.

"There's loads of lads around like that, who just don't get the opportunity.

"I've been one of the lucky ones to get the chance to manage at the top level.

"If you've got good players, managing England wouldn't be that difficult.

"And we've got good players, so I'm sure somebody out there could do it."

Subscribe to Football FanCast News Headlines by Email