Lille ace Joe Cole is backing Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp for England.

The on-loan Liverpool star played for Redknapp at West Ham United.

Cole said: "There's many facets to being a good football manager. There's many different facets to being a good international manager.

"For me he ticks all the boxes on both counts.

"He's seen everything in football that can be thrown at him. He knows every player in England inside out. He knows he's got the Press behind him. He's definitely the right man to take over and I hope he does.

"He deserves a massive job like that because he's done the hard yards down in the lower leagues.

"He's proven himself over the years what a great manager he is."