Thursday 23 February 2017

Harry's game for euros spell

harry Redknapp is interested in taking charge of England for this summer's European Championships but the FA will have to persuade him to lead the team into the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, WRITES HENRY WINTER.

A four-man FA group meets at Wembley today to begin drawing up the shortest of short-lists to find a successor to Fabio Capello with the Spurs boss as the No 1 candidate.

The clamour for Redknapp to guide England into Poland and Ukraine is becoming deafening, the noise intensified by supporters and increasingly players who have been tweeting their desire for Redknapp to answer his country's call.

After Jack Wilshere and Wayne Rooney on Wednesday, Rio Ferdinand yesterday added his tweets to the mix with an apparent dig at Capello.

The Manchester United defender said he wants the FA to ensure there is nothing "lost in translation" in future squads by placing an Englishman in charge.

"Think we need an English manager now," said Ferdinand on his Twitter page. "We don't need anything else lost in translation... Harry Redknapp would be my choice by a distance."

FA chairman David Bernstein also conceded that the FA's search for a new manager could lead them to appoint one coach for Euro 2012 as a temporary measure and then another for the qualification campaign for the 2014 World Cup.

Bernstein said: "All options are open. I am only talking common sense. We are not prepared to restrict ourselves at this stage. He might be English, he might be British, he might not be, he might be for the Euros only, he might be long-term. We need to look at all the options." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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