Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Pardew reveals England interest

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has revealed he would love the chance to take charge of England at some point after the European Championships.

Current Three Lions boss Fabio Capello will take charge of the national side for the major tournament in Poland and the Ukraine this summer.

Once again there will be plenty expectation on England to perform at the Euros and it will be up to the Italian tactician to get his side playing well at the competition, with the team set to face Ukraine, Sweden and France in their group. Anyone looking at the online Euro 2012 odds will know things won't be easy.

However Capello looks set to leave the role with the FA following the tournament and the search has already begun for a new manager for the Three Lions.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp is the favourite to take over from Capello but Pardew has admitted he would relish the chance to manage his country.

The Magpies boss told The Sun: "Right now I'm fully behind Harry. I hope he gets it because he'd understand that role.

"Hopefully I'll get myself into a position where I'm experienced enough to be able to do that. I want to be at the top of my profession.

"I'd like to expand myself and manage overseas but, ultimately, would I like to be England manager at some stage if I was lucky enough to be asked? Yes."