HODDLE BACKS REDKNAPP
Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has said that current Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp would be one of the best candidates for the England managerial position.
The English football Association are yet to announce a successor for Fabio Capello, who resigned from his post a few weeks ago.
Stuart Pearce, who is currently the England under 21 manager, took over the post for the friendly against Netherlands, a match that England lost 3-2 after fighting valiantly. This led to suggestions that the English FA will be looking at the possibility of appointing Stuart Pearce as a full-time manager. The former Manchester City manager, though, turned down the opportunity.
As a result, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is once again the favourite amongst the critics and the bookies. It is also the view of former England manager Glenn Hoddle, who recently said in an interview that Harry Redknapp be perfectly suited for this job.
Harry Redknapp is widely known in football to not be a master tactician, but a great motivator of people. It is exactly the sort of requirements that managing an international team needs. Glenn Hoddle believes that these qualities will make Harry Redknapp a perfect candidate for the vacant position.
"Personally I think Harry will take the job and I think whoever takes the job should take it into the Euros. Whether they want to appoint a manager like myself, who has done it before and has it on a shorter term scenario, and is experienced - there aren't many around - I don't think that is going to happen," Glenn Hoddle told Press Association Sport.
Glenn Hoddle also said that he would be very much interested in taking over the vacant Chelsea managerial position if such an offer comes up. Glenn Hoddle was the manager of Chelsea doing the mid-1990s.