David Bernstein has revealed that the FA won’t penny pinch when it comes to appointing the New England manager.
Harry Redknapp has widely been tipped to take the managerial reins from the departed Fabio Capello and the FA chairman is fully aware that the cost of acquiring a manager, also means potentially having to pay out for their assistants as well so the compensation packages will run into the millions; something that clearly isn’t a deterrent for the Bernstein and Team England.
“Prising a manager and his backroom staff away from a club could cost a lot of money – it’s one of the considerations. But we won’t be penny-pinching on this. We will pay what we need to pay and we will have to assess what the situation is with any manager we look at and his club.” Bernstein told the Daily Star on Sunday
Bernstein will also be blissfully aware that Daniel Levy is a shrewd operator and, the man who Sir Alan Sugar once described as the toughest negotiator he had ever known, will certainly be looking for suitable compensation should his manager be prised away from White Hart Lane.
It is thought that a figure between £5-15m is the sort of ball park that Tottenham will be looking at in terms of compensation; something that Team England are seemingly prepared to pay if it means that they get the right man to replace Fabio Capello.
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