QPR boss Harry Redknapp believes Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy priced him out of the England job.
In his new book, 'Always Managing: My Autobiography by Harry Redknapp', being serialised in the Daily Mail, Redknapp wrote: "I'm sure the FA would deny they were interested in me anyway, they always like to say they got their No 1 choice, but maybe what helped make their minds up was the thought of writing a cheque in the region of £16million to Levy.
"He is known for driving a hard bargain at the best of times; get Daniel on a bad day and I would have ended up more expensive than (Fabio) Capello - and the FA were already getting a lot of criticism over his £6m-a-year salary.
"Of all the reasons doing the rounds for me not becoming England manager, the compensation issue makes most sense."
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