Redknapp: Spurs chairman Levy priced me out of England job

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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