Wembley chiefs delay decision until after tournament.
The Football Association will not name Fabio Capello’s successor as England manager until after Euro 2012.
The governing body as decided to delay the anno8ncemtn so as not to “undermine” his position.
The FA does not want a repeat of the speculation that overshadowed the build-up to the 2006 World Cup, when Luiz Felipe Scolari rejected the job while Sven Goran Eriksson was still in charge.
Eriksson’s assistant Steve McClaren was then named as his successor, leading to accusations that the Swede was a ‘lame duck’ coach during the finals.
A shortlist is yet to be drawn up but Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is tipped as favourite, with West Brom’s Roy Hodgson also in the frame.
“There is no possibility of a new England manager being appointed ahead of the summer tournament or taking over for that tournament,” an FA source told ESPN.
“Certainly time will be of the essence in appointing the new manager, but it would be difficult making approaches as that would undermine the current manager ahead of the summer’s tournament.”