Harry Redknapp would be interested in talking to the FA about the England job, according to his friend and advisor, Peter Storrie.
Nope, we’ve never heard of him neither, but considering Harry isn’t available for a quick interview from his car window, this is as close as anyone’s got to knowing what the former QPR boss is thinking.
‘Arry was heavily linked with the England job back in 2012, and blatantly thought he’d got it before the FA opted to give it to Roy Hodgson.
Interestingly, Roy managed to replicate Redknapp’s exact reaction just a couple of years later…
Considering Roy couldn’t bring the glory that England definitely, 100 per cent deserve, Redknapp’s name has again been linked with the top job in English football, and Storrie reckons he’d be interested.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Storrie said:
Harry would be interested in talking to the FA.
I’ve seen polls saying that he’d be the overwhelming peoples’ choice as an English candidate and when you look at his CV he has a strong track record of motivating players – he won the FA Cup with Portsmouth and took Spurs into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
So many people agree that for so long it hasn’t been an enjoyable experience watching England. Harry would change that.
If it’s a case of working for a couple of years alongside a younger coach, Harry wouldn’t be against that either.
Now then, we’re not entirely sure which polls Storrie has been looking at, because the general consensus these days is that Redknapp is NOT the man for a job.
Given he hasn’t been in a job since leaving QPR to have a double knee operation, it’s somewhat unlikely that the FA would approach the 69-year-old, no matter how much he’d love them to.
A potential partnership with a younger coach would surely be more likely, with the likes of Eddie Howe, Alan Shearer and Gareth Southgate all linked with the job.
Whoever gets it, if they can teach Raheem Sterling to cross a ball, they’re onto a winner.