Harry Redknapp backing Roy Hodgson to succeed as England manager

The Football Association have finally made their move and opened discussions with Roy Hodgson with regard to the vacant England manager’s position, something that has surprised many people.

Harry Redknapp backing Roy Hodgson to succeed as England manager

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April 30th, 2012

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Harry Redknapp was the favourite to replace Fabio Capello ever since the Italian stood down as Three Lions manager, although it appears that the Tottenham manager will be remaining at White Hart Lane and Hodgson will take charge of the national side.

Redknapp claims to bear no grudges with regard to the FA’s decision and hopes to see the current West Brom manager get the best out of England during Euro 2012 and beyond.

“I don’t hold grudges, I don’t feel like that,” said Redknapp. “There’s no problem. If Roy takes the job I wish him all the best. He’s a great guy. I’m sure he’ll be a big success.

“I still think England’s got some great players, I really do. I think there’s some fantastic players in this country, some young players coming through, some great experienced players.

“I’m looking forward to the European Championships, looking forward to watching it.

“Life couldn’t be better, the sun’s shining, my health is good, very lucky man.”

It appears that Hodgson could be appointed within the next 48 hours, thus allowing him to announce the Euro 2012 squad on 10 May.

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