Monday, June 28, 2010

Redknapp Wants to be England Manager

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has made no secret of his desire to manage England national team. The 63-year-old has revealed that any Englishman would love to manage England and he is no exceptional.

Moreover, he has also raised his voice against appointing a foreign manager at the helm of England team. Redknapp believes that time has come FA should appoint an Englishman, not even a Scottish or Irish manager.

Redknapp said to the media, “I'm English, who wouldn't want to manage England? There's not an Englishman - whether it's me, Roy Hodgson or Sam Allardyce - who would turn the job down because it's our country and we want to manage our country. No-one is ever going to turn that job down.

Could you imagine an Englishman managing the Italian national team? It doesn't happen. The Germans are the same, they have a German manager. We've ended up with two foreign managers.

... I'm not talking about a Scottish manager or an Irish manager, I'm talking about an English manager because this is where we're from, this is our country.”

England has been knocked out of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2010 after a 4-1 humiliating defeat at the hands of Germany in the round of 16. There are many who are now calling for FA to sack the Italian manager Fabio Capello under whom England looked a dominant force in the World Cup qualifiers. However, the performance of the Three Lions was poor in the World Cup finals.

FA would now talk to Capello upon his return from South Africa about his future. However, Capello has clearly said that he does not want to quit his England job. Captain Steven Gerrard also backed him to remain the England boss.

Just prior to the World Cup, Capello committed his future to England until after the Euro 2012 by removing a clause that could see him quitting the job after the World Cup. Now, it seems that FA could come down hard on Capello.

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