For many Spurs fans, the jury is out on Harry Redknapp, someone who initially revitalised the team this season before they started flirting with relegation once again. His team nearly made a complete balls-up in the Carling Cup semi-final second leg at Burnley, suggesting that the Tottenham manager has plenty of shortcomings.
Nevertheless, the Daily Mail reports that Redders hasn’t given up on managing England one day, especially as he ticks the right box as far as nationality is concerned. The former Portsmouth manager reckons Fabio Capello’s replacement should definitely be English, but will the FA consider somebody whose reputation isn’t exactly whiter than white?
‘For sure I would love to be England manager one day,’ he said in a new book, Down Memory Lane.
‘It depends if I’m doing a good enough job at Spurs and I plan to do a good job here.
‘There is no doubt Capello will move on, probably sooner rather than later. I don’t see him here forever. But I am 61 and once my job is done here I would have time left to be England manager.
‘If that opportunity should ever arrive – fantastic. It would mean I had taken this club forward.’
‘We should have an English England manager. We produce so many great players and coaches, surely there is somebody out there good enough to do the job from our country? It’s crazy to think that at the moment there isn’t. It doesn’t make sense to me.’
Do Tottenham supporters think that Redknapp is cut out to manage England, a job which is essentially part-time and involves watching lots of Premier League matches? Is he the best English candidate to replace Capello, or do you think he’s not got the credentials to lead the national side to glory?