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    Saint. wrote:
    Redcrapp would be last person I would appoint!

    All this talk of getting an English manager as this would work best is utter rubbish. Like turnip head, Hoddle, wanna be Venables, big time charlie McClaren!

    Just get the best manager for the job, and that for me is Huddink, and he wants it! What you waiting for England?

    As for the FA they have no balls! What ever the wrongs/rights about JT. He is innocent till proven guilty! I am not a fan of JT, but what wrong with the Capello having a different view to the FA. He must know and talked to JT in depth and believe in his stance on the guy. It comes down to the FA being spineless and using this as a tool to remove Capello!

    You could not make this up! No less than two days redcrap was too corrupt to be an England manager, now he cleared there as big push for him. Yet the FA open the door for a good manager like Capello to go, and undermine him on a legal accusation now! Yet if later in the summer JT is cleared like redcrap. Well then some people will have egg on their faces to say the least, and Capello would be vindicated but gone!
    Yep! Tend to agree.

    I really don't like JT, but he should have lost the captaincy only if proved guilty or if he isn't the right/best man for the job. If Capello felt he was the right choice, the FA should have accepted that.

    As for 'onest 'Arry, give him the job! Then (and it would be totally against the grain) I could support France in June and be done with it."
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Harry Redknapp is 'the only viable choice' for England

Harry Redknapp in his Saints days

Harry Redknapp in his Saints days

First published in Adam Leitch Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Whether you like it or not, Harry Redknapp is the only viable choice to take over from Fabio Capello as England boss.

The clamour from the country is clear – they want an Englishman to take on the ‘impossible job’.

After Capello and Sven Goran Eriksson both proved expensive failures, it’s perfectly understandable and the FA are highly unlikely to buck public opinion.

And if you’re going English, Redknapp’s is the only name on the menu.

Whether he would leave Tottenham is a question only he can answer, but whether he will be offered the job surely is not up for debate.

There is a dearth of English managers doing well at Premier League level, and very few can boast any kind of sustained success.

Former Saints manager, and one time England assistant, Lawrie McMenenmy, has always insisted that the England boss should be someone who has had a long club career with success over a number of years.

How many English managers who remain in the top levels of the game can you point to with that?

Redknapp does have popular support throughout the country and, however he does it, is adored by players.

With Euro 2012 just around the corner the FA don’t have long to make up their minds.

They need somebody who can slot in quickly, who knows the players and the background and who can unite the country behind them and the team.

Step forward Harry.

• For more opinion and reaction don’t miss Lawrie McMenemy’s exclusive column in Saturday’s Daily Echo and Adam Rant in this weekend’s Pink.

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