Redknapp would relish the chance to take over
ToTTENHAM boss Harry Redknapp has admitted he would jump at the chance of managing England should Fabio Capello be sacked by the Football Association.
He said: “I’m English, who wouldn’t want to manage England?
“There’s not an Englishman - whether it’s me, Roy Hodgson or Sam Allardyce - who would turn the job down because it’s our country and we want to manage our country.
“No-one is ever going to turn that job down.”
Following the appointments of Capello, and Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson before him, Redknapp feels it is time to appoint an Englishman.
He added: “Could you imagine an Englishman managing the Italian national team? It doesn’t happen.
“The Germans are the same, they have a German manager. We’ve ended up with two foreign managers.
“We should be able to produce someone who can manage the England football team and let’s be honest, they can’t do any worse than what they’ve (Eriksson and Capello) done.”
Redknapp (right) was critical of England’s performances at the World Cup, adding: “The players haven’t performed.
“The whole package hasn’t worked in this World Cup. I was England all the way and really thought it was our big chance, the best chance we’ve had of winning the World Cup since 1966. It’s been a massive disappointment.
“We were average against the USA. We were disgusting against Algeria. We were better against Slovenia, but what a poor team they were. They’d be lucky to survive in the Championship.”