Portsmouth’s Harry Redknapp Believes England Manager Dream Has Died

As suggested on CaughtOffside yesterday,
The Guardian now report that the England manager dream has died for Harry Redknapp, following Wednesday’s arrest on suspicion of corruption.

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?