The English Football Association are drawing up a shortlist of alternative candidates for the England job over Harry Redknapp, as opposition within the organisation to the Tottenham manager taking the vacant position increases, according to The
Redknapp has been widely touted as the fans’ and media’s preferred man for the role, but the report suggests that some within the FA, principally Sir Trevor Brooking, have reservations about appointing the 64-year-old. Another complication to Redknapp’s appointment would be the compensation that would have to be agreed with Tottenham’s chairman Daniel Levy, an infamously stoical negotiator. The FA’s shortlist of alternatives could include names such as Arsene Wenger of Arsenal, Jose Mourinho of Real Madrid, and Pep Guardiola of Barcelona.
Redknapp has previously stated that he would have to take time to consider any offer to manage England, and has also insisted that he will not leave the club before the conclusion of the current campaign, saying, “I’ve got to be here until the end of the season.”
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