Cheeky Kenny Dalglish hints at arch-rival Alex Ferguson as England manager
LIVERPOOL manager Kenny Dalglish has cheekily hinted Manchester United rival and fellow Scot, Alex Ferguson, should be the next England boss.
After the departure of Fabio Capello this week Tottenham's Harry Redknapp has been installed as the favourite to take over. But Dalglish, whose face Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow, thinks if the Football Association want a home-grown manager to take over they should go for the one with the best record.
"It doesn't really affect me, obviously the Scots boys are all right as they are settled with a manager doing a good job," said Dalglish, in reference to Scotland manager Craig Levein.
"England are on the look-out for another one and if you are looking for a manager I think you look for the one with the best record since the Premier League started of looking after English-British players and the success they have had.
"If I was in their position I'd be looking at the best one and if it's not available then start going down from there. Whether they want someone of their own nationality or the want the best it's up to them."
Dalglish said he was not referring to Redknapp, although "Harry would be fantastic".
When asked if he meant Ferguson Dalglish, with a smile, added: "I never said that."
Ferguson had earlier laughed off the idea he could take over from Capello, saying "The FA have approached David Gill - I said I would let them know on April 1.
"I would do it. I would relegate them."