Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Redknapp deflects predictions he will coach England
Reuters, February 10th, 2012 12:22PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Only a few doubters are of the mind that Harry Redknapp is not destined to replace Fabio Capello as England coach. Redknapp, however, is doing his best to dodge predictions that he will leave his current job at Tottenham to take over the English squad, sooner or later.

“I can’t take my eye off the ball at Tottenham at the moment because we are looking to get Champions League football, we are still in the FA Cup and I owe it to them to keep completely focused on the job I’m doing here," he said a day after a jury acquitted him of tax-evasion charges and Capello resigned. “It wouldn’t be fair to anybody at this club if I suddenly started letting my thoughts wander elsewhere.”

Several scenarios have been postulated, including one that Redknapp will juggle both jobs until the Premier League season ends in May and he can turn his full attention to England, which opens play in the European Championship June 11 against France. Prior to the Euros, England has friendlies lined up against the Netherlands (Feb. 29), Norway (May 26), and Belgium  (June 2). British Olympic soccer coach and former England defender Stuart Pearce will be in charge against the Dutch; nothing else is certain.

“Things couldn’t have gone better for me at Tottenham,” said Reknapp. “I enjoy my time here, the chairman [Daniel Levy] has been great to me and I’ve been good for him as well so it’s difficult. But until the question gets asked would you want the job — and nobody has approached Daniel, and that’s the key he’s the chairman -- until he rings me up and says ‘Look I’ve had an approach’ then really there’s nothing for me to consider."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Orlando City Signs Shea     
New MLS club Orlando City on Friday announced the signing of U.S. national team midfielder Brek ...
Report: Juve Eyes January Move for Falcao     
According to Italian soccer site Calciomercato, Manchester United may consider getting second-choice striker Radamel Falcao's huge ...
Reus Fined $665K for Driving without a License    
Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus has been handed one of the biggest driving fines in German ...
Balotelli Receives One-Game Ban, Fine for Instagram Post    
Mario Balotelli received a one game ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds after being found ...
Robbie Rogers: FIFA 'Insane' to Host World Cup in Russia, Qatar    
LA Galaxy left back Robbie Rogers has spoken out about FIFA's decision to stage the next ...
FIFA to Publish World Cup Corruption Report    
FIFA's executive committee on Friday agreed unanimously to publish Michael Garcia's report into the bidding process ...
FIFA: Qatar Needs Labor Reform to Keep 2022 World Cup    
FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger on Tuesday indicated that 2022 World Cup host Qatar must ...
CWC: Auckland City the 'Winner,' but San Lorenzo Progresses     
Real Madrid's will face San Lorenzo of Argentina in Saturday's Club World Cup final after the ...
Di Maria Beats Messi, Aguero to Argentina's Player of the Year    
Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has beaten Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero to Argentina's player ...
League Cup: Rodgers Defends Sterling as Reds March On     
Following Liverpool's 3-1 League Cup quarterfinal win at Bournemouth, Coach Brendan Rodgers defended two-goal hero Raheem ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives