Red­knapp would rel­ish the chance to take over

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup -

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.”

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