Redknapp favourite for England job
Updated Thursday, 9th February 2012
Fabio Capello's resignation on Wednesday evening has thrust the spotlight onto who will be his successor and Redknapp, who has long been touted as a possible England boss, seems to top the list of many fans, pundits and players.
Sir Keith Mills, a non-executive director at Tottenham, insists the club will wait to see what develops after seeing their manager Harry Redknapp develop as the hot favourite to be the next England manager.
Mills told BBC Radio Five Live: "I think we're jumping the gun a little bit here. Whether Harry will be approached is not a foregone conclusion. If he is, then Harry has got a big decision to make."
Former England manager Graham Taylor believes Redknapp is "made for the job" of leading the national team.
Taylor, who succeeded Bobby Robson as England manager after the 1990 World Cup but failed to steer the team to a place in the 1994 tournament, claims 64-year-old Redknapp has the ideal qualities for the position, and is at the right stage in his career.
The job has become available four months out from the Euro 2012 finals, and while Redknapp is involved in a Premier League title battle as manager of Tottenham.
Taylor told BBC Radio Five Live: "What I'd say about Harry is his age. If I could change anything I just wish the offer of the England job had come towards the end of my career, not when I was in my mid-forties.
"I just think that taking the England job is far better when you're coming towards the end of your career than when you're a young man. I think Harry is in many respects made for the job.
"You only have the England players together for so long, they come from different clubs, and they organise and prepare at their clubs in different manners, so you've got all of these different things to sort out and Harry I think is capable of doing that. He has this very good relationship with players."
Former England captain Rio Ferdinand believes his former West Ham boss is the man best suited to take the job, and wrote on Twitter: "I think we need an English manager now, we don't need anything else lost in translation....Harry Redknapp would be my choice by a distance."