Harry Redknapp admits he ‘would have to consider’ England job

Harry Redknapp admits he would consider taking the England manager’s job but insists he will not be able to combine the role with his current position as Tottenham boss.

The Football Association are meeting today to draw up a shortlist for the vacant position after Fabio Capello resigned on Wednesday.

The FA are keen to appoint an English or British manager, and Redknapp is overwhelming favourite for the position.

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The 64-year-old, who has taken Tottenham from relegation candidates to title contenders in little over three years, was keen to emphasise again today that he is only thinking about his current job at Spurs but admitted he would consider replacing Capello if the FA came calling.

Redknapp said: “It wouldn’t be easy (leaving Spurs). It would be very difficult.

“I’m happy, but if the opportunity comes, and I get asked, I’ll have to consider it.”