Liverpool’s Gerrard backs Redknapp for England job
Steven Gerrard believes Harry Redknapp would make a good replacement for Fabio Capello after Euro 2012
Steven Gerrard believes Harry Redknapp would be a worthy successor to Fabio Capello as England manager.
The current England boss is set to step down after next summer’s European championships – and the Liverpool skipper believes the Spurs manager has earned the chance to take charge of the national team.
“There are very good English managers out there,” Gerrard told Sky Sports News. “Harry Redknapp’s name crops up a lot and he’s done an unbelievable job.
“I don’t think he gets the credit he deserves for what he’s done at Tottenham. There’s also maybe two or three other candidates along with Harry.
“I don’t see why we should have to look abroad if the English managers are good enough to do it, which I believe they are.
“But, for me, it’s always the case of picking the best manager that can bring success for the country.”
Gerrard, who turns 32 next May, has also promised to give it his all in Poland and Ukraine should he be selected by Capello next summer.
“I’ve enjoyed working with Fabio since he’s been here,” he said. “If I’m selected to go in the summer my attitude will be to give everything for the manager knowing that it is his last tournament.
“They’ll be nothing better than to send him away with a smile on his face and have a successful tournament.”
The Liverpool skipper added: “For the players and the staff at this level you’ve always got to treat a tournament like it is your last one because you never know if you’re going to be involved two years or four years down the line.
“As far as your performances go you’ve got to try and leave everything out there and give everything you’ve got.”