London: Tottenham Hotspurs’ manager Harry Redknapp has hinted that he is the right person to become England manager following Fabio Capello’s exit last month.
Sixty-five year old Redknapp believes the England job must go to an older man who is English.
“It`s a great job to be manager of your country. I`ve got a job to do at Tottenham and I`ve got to really keep concentrating on my job there, which I do 100 per cent, and see what happens at the end of the year,” a daily quoted Redknapp, as saying.
“I have never been approached by England or anybody else. I have said all along it needs an English manager,” he said.
“We haven`t achieved anything with foreign managers. Capello did OK but he had a bad World Cup. We haven`t really torn up any trees with them. Why not give it to somebody from here?” he added.
Redknapp said the Football Association doesn’t have a plethora of options for now, but believes young managers of the country certainly have a bright future ahead.
“I suppose, at the moment, there are not a million candidates. But there are some young managers, who, in the future, I`m sure, would be fantastic, but are too young,” he said.
“It`s an older man`s job. I think it is not a job for a young guy. I think some guys take it too young. I think Steve McClaren took it too young, maybe Glenn Hoddle,” Redknapp said.
“I think it`s a job for a more experienced manager. I`ve got to weigh it all up at the end of the year and I`ve got to do what I feel is right for myself and what I feel is right for my family,” he added.