Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says he is ‘not sure’ whether he wants the England job as he believes he could struggle to make the transition from club coach to international manager.
The 65-year-old is the massive favourite to fill the vacancy left by Fabio Capello but is yet to make a decision on his future and says he is still focussed on guiding Spurs to a Champions League place. Those following the best betting odds need to remember this.
Despite him insisting he is happy at Spurs, the former Portsmouth has continued to be questioned on whether or not he will take the Three Lions hot seat. He has also been backed by both players and fellow managers alike but despite admitting that it is the ‘ultimate’ job for any English manager he insists he is still undecided.
The FA are understandably keen to make an appointment before this summer’s European Championships in Poland and Ukraine and with his advancing age, many believe it is now the perfect time for Redknapp to be appointed.
However, he seems to have reservations over taking the post as he is unsure whether or not he’ll be able to deal with the different challenges of being an international boss.
"I'm not sure," Redknapp said in an interview with L'Equipe."I have a very good job at Tottenham today and I like it. But I do not know. We will wait and see."
"When you have a club, you are looking for a striker and you take them. When you're coach, you must do with the players you have in your country," he added. "If you do not have a good scorer, you have none. And you almost never see the players. Two days every two months, it is very difficult."