Harry Redknapp says Manchester United should have considered Hull City boss Steve Bruce for the vacant managers job in the summer, reports the Daily Mirror.
Redknapp and Bruce are two of 12 British managers in the Premier League, and says that United’s snub is a sign of top English clubs ‘losing faith’ in British managerial talent.
“I don’t understand why owners suddenly lost faith in British managers,” Redknapp said.
“Unless Frank Lampard or John Terry gets the job, do you see Roman Abramovich appointing an Englishman to Chelsea? Or even a British manager?
“Maybe Brendan Rodgers might come into the frame, but would he leave Liverpool for Stamford Bridge?”
And Redknapp can’t understand why Bruce – a player for United for nine years – was not even considered for the position at Old Trafford.
“Louis van Gaal couldn’t have done a better job with Hull City than Steve Bruce did last year,” he said.
“Yet did his heroics in the League and FA Cup create even a ripple at Old Trafford? Was Steve, a great competitor and wonderful player for United, even considered for the Manchester United job?
“OK, a few times in his career it hasn’t worked out but that would be true of Van Gaal, too, if he had spent his managerial life at clubs like Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town or Hull.”