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FA Set to Make Official Approach for Harry Redknapp & Roy Hodgson to Fill England Manager Post Later This Month

by The Newshound

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Hodgson & Redknapp

White Hart Lane and Hawthorns manager’s lined up as long term replacements for Fabio Capello.

The Football Association are expected to make an official approach inside the next fortnight to the man they hope will become the new England manager, with Harry Redknapp understood to be at the top of their list.

But Sportsmail believes there could be more than one approach, partly because there is no guarantee the man they target will accept their offer to become Fabio Capello’s successor but also because they would not want to give a single candidate too strong a bargaining position.

Roy Hodgson is also likely to receive an approach, although the FA have no desire to pay either man the £6million a year received by Capello.

The third week in April has been pencilled in as the time to make contact, with the FA expected to send an official letter to the club that employs the manager and then follow up with an email.
That said, there will be an opportunity for the FA and Tottenham chiefs to meet when Redknapp takes his side to Wembley for the FA Cup semi-final on April 15.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

The FA have apparently been thinking long and hard about who they wish to approach to succeed Fabio Capello and if indeed they do not wish to fork out the £6m the Italian received then there may well be fewer options option to them as a result.

Redknapp appears to be the popular choice for the job but the Tottenham boss doesn’t appear all that keen to give up on his White Hart Lane job, which is hardly surprising given the continued success he has had whilst in charge of the North London club.

Roy Hodgson may be an easier nut to crack but would the West Brom man really be the right man for the job? Such an appointment would be something of an anti-climax and will not be greeted with all that excitement by the country’s football fans.

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