Harry Redknapp hot favourite for England job

February 9, 2012
By: Matthew Clarke

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is seen as odds-on favourite to be appointed next England manager after Fabio Capello decided to step down from the post.

In the same day that the Italian resigned from England post, Redknapp was cleared of tax evasion charges, and the experienced manager now has the backing of leading football figures in England to lead the Three Lions at the 2012 Euro in Poland and Ukraine.

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney was one of the first to voice his opinion on the new England boss.

“Gutted Capello has quit. Good guy and top coach. Got to be english to replace him. Harry redknapp for me,” Rooney wrote on his Twitter account.

Former FA official David Davies agrees that the Tottenham boss is the right man for the job.

“My instinct is that someone like Harry Redknapp ultimately will not want to turn down the job of England manager and my instinct is that Tottenham Hotspur ultimately will not want to stand in his way,” Davies told Sky News.

The 64-year-old manager is the number one favourite with online bookmakers to be appointed next England boss and you should know William Hill pays 1.44 (4/9) on Redknapp.

Stuart Pearce is 8.50 (15/2) with Paddy Power, whereas Guus Hidding is 12.00 (11/1) at William Hill. Jose Mourinho and Roy Hodgson are 15.00 (14/1) at Paddy Power.

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