A source close to the 60-year-old admitted he now accepted the Football Association “wouldn’t touch him with a barge pole” with Redknapp infuriated at what he perceives to be a “witch-hunt” against him. He is understood to be suspicious of the timing of events, which coincide with the FA’s search for a new England coach.
Before his arrest, the Portsmouth manager had typically laughed off suggestions that he could become the next England manager, while also describing the role as a ‘dream’ and one ‘you’d have to be a traitor’ to turn down. It would now be a surprise if Redknapp gets anywhere near the FA shortlist, despite no charges being brought against him.
Conspiracy? Or just bad timing for the floppy faced one?