Harry Redknapp laughs off England manager talk

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
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Harry Redknapp has been quick to play down talk of him becoming the next England manager

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Harry Redknapp has been quick to play down talk of him becoming the next England manager.

The Tottenham boss had been touted as the “perfect” replacement for Fabio Capello after Euro 2012 by Bolton coach Owen Coyle.

Under Redknapp’s guidance Spurs reached the Champions League group stages for the first time in their history this season. Redknapp has played an integral role in turning a club languishing in the relegation zone into a team capable of slaying European champions Internazionale.

The 61-year-old admitted he was flattered to be linked with the role but insists he remains focused on the future of the White Hart Lane club.

“It’s very nice for him to say that but it’s two years down the line,” said Redknapp in reference to the comments made by Coyle.

“You know what this game’s like: you’re flavour of the month this month; next month, they want to bin you. That’s football.

“If I’m doing great people’ll talk about me; if I’m not doing well I’ll be out, forgotten.

The former Portsmouth manager added: “I appreciate Owen’s comments, for sure, but no one knows where you are in six weeks’ time in this game, let alone two years.”

Redknapp has been involved in football management for over 27 years since his first role at Bournemouth in 1983. He has managed West Ham and enjoyed two spells at Fratton Park as well as short stint at Southampton before landing the Tottenham role.

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