Redknapp departure would not be fair on Tottenham
Thursday 16 February 2012
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has insisted that if he was to leave North London for the England job, it would be not fair on Spurs at the moment, ESPN reports.
Redknapp has been linked with the job since Fabio Capello resigned and many pundits, players and coaches have backed the Spurs boss to do the job. Spurs are flying this season and currently sit in third with a FA Cup fifth round tie against Stevenage followed by the North London derby to end the month.
The Spurs boss is flattered to be linked with the England job, but is not planning to make any plans over his future until the season has ended. Tottenham have a realistic chance of Champions League qualification, as well as pushing for the title and the FA Cup, and Redknapp does not want to walk out on Spurs at the moment.
Redknapp said: 'I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't the popular choice (for the England job). I know I am, it's been everywhere, in every paper every day. But it's not an easy one. I have a good job and I work with good people and I have a good team. The fans have been fantastic to me.Just to walk away now, when we're in such a good position, it wouldn't be fair, it wouldn't be fair on Tottenham. I have to really keep focusing on Tottenham. This week we have Stevenage in the FA Cup, then we have Man Utd, then we have Arsenal, then we have Chelsea. We have some fantastic games. It's important time for me with Tottenham.'
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