Harry Redknapp backed for England by Peter Crouch


Tottenham striker Peter Crouch believes Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is the ideal candidate to replace Fabio Capello when the Italian steps down as England manager.

Crouch has been scoring thick and fast under Redknapp and has admitted he doesn't want the 63-year-old to leave White Hart Lane and wants him to stay as long as possible. But the former Liverpool player has said he would like him to move to one destination – Wembley – as there is 'no one better' suited to the job.

The former Portsmouth manager has taken Spurs into the last-16 of the Champions League and may have another top-four finish on the horizon. And, although he has 'great respect' for Capello, the 29-year-old feels Redknapp would suit him better, as he brings the best out in him and his personality is more suited for the England job.

"He's similar to Rafa Benitez in the way he'll treat you, whereas Harry will speak to you and put an arm round you," said Crouch

"Harry will talk to you whether you've had an awful game or a good game, whereas maybe Capello is a bit more aloof.

"Every country has a different mentality. With Harry he knows how to get the best out of me.

"He'll talk to me and be honest with me whether I've had a good or a bad game. Harry's way suits me."

Tottenham face title-holders Chelsea at home on Sunday. They can recall Aaron Lennon, Luka Modric and Alan Hutton, after the trio were rested against FC Twente midweek and Peter Crouch may be partnered with Jermaine Defoe up front. Rafa van der Vaart (hamstring) has not yet recovered, but Younes Kaboul is in contention to start following his thigh problem.

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