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Harry Redknapp wanted Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers as his assistant England manager

by | 7th, October 2013

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HARRY Redknapp, the QPR manager once at Spurs has penned the book Always Managing: My Autobiography . You can read extracts in the Daily Mail . In it, he talks about the job of being England manager.

It’s fairly common knowledge that Redknapp was, outwardly at least, in the running to get the England job after Fabio Capello was ousted in early 2012 though, much to the chagrin of every single buddyish journalist on Fleet Street who had been lobbying in unison for months to get their man installed, ‘Arry was thankfully passed over and the top job was given to someone who wasn’t and isn’t a cartoon character.

This obviously still rankles with ‘Arry, who obviously believes that the national game must be in the wrong hands:

“I wouldn’t trust the FA to show me a good manager if their lives depended on it. How would they know? What clubs have they ever run? Who do they speak to who really knows the game? This isn’t about them giving the England job to me or Roy Hodgson, but English football being run by people who really haven’t got a clue. And they get to pick the England manager!”

Redknapp also admits that, to combat England’s lack of style, he was planning to install then-Swansea manager Brendan

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