Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp would ask Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes to end his international retirement if he was to be made England coach. Redknapp insists England has the talent to compete with the best.

He said: "There are some good English players in midfield still. I bent over backwards to get Scott Parker in the summer.

"And let's be honest, you'd love to have Paul Scholes in the Euros this year.

"He'd be in your team, he's that good. You'd love him to play. He plays like a Spaniard, he can play like Xavi, like (Andres) Iniesta, he doesn't give the ball away."