Stuart Pearce prepared to warm England manager seat for Harry
We keep getting told that everyone wants Harry Redknapp to become the next manager of the England national football team, although Tottenham supporters would dearly love to see the 64-year-old remain at White Hart Lane.
February 23rd, 2012
Others would argue that they don’t want to see Redknapp eventually become a hate figure in the media, something that has inevitability about it when someone switches from club football to take charge of the Three Lions.
Perhaps the Football Association will promote from within and Stuart Pearce today stated his credentials to lead England into Euro 2012, citing big tournament experience as a reason why he might be the man for the job.
“I’ve said to my bosses that if they need me in the summer I’ve got the experience to do it,” he said. “I’ve been to two major semi-finals as a player, I’ve been to a final as the Under-21s’ manager, I’ve been to semi-finals as the Under-21s’ manager and I’ve been with Fabio [Capello] to South Africa to a World Cup.
“I’ve got the experience to take this tournament on without a problem. I don’t think I’ve the experience to be the full-time England manager, so my run would end in the summer. But the one thing I have is tournament experience. That is what I offer.”
However, should Pearce lead England to an unlikely victory in the Ukraine, could the FA depose him in favour of Redknapp or anyone else?