London: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said Tottenham Hotspurs manager Harry Redknapp is almost a certainty to be England’s next manager.
He believes the Football Association won’t take the risk of overlooking a popular choice for England. “I see it as inevitable, I really do. They wouldn’t want the press against them, the FA, and they’ll be panicking, if they don’t get him,” The Telegraph quoted Ferguson, as saying. “They are talking about him being on the list and all the rest of it but I don’t see anyone [else],” he added.
Ferguson feels Redknapp is a worthy choice for the post. “The drive and energy is all about Harry, and I think it is the right one,” he added.
While Redknapp is the overwhelming favorite with both the players and the public, the FA cannot afford to be complacent. Without a shortlist of credible candidates, their negotiating leverage with Spurs over compensation and with Redknapp over salary, would be significantly weakened.