Swansea playmaker Britton: Give England job to Tottenham's Redknapp

Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton feels Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp would be the ideal England coach. Britton played for Redknapp at West Ham United.

Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton feels Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp would be the ideal England coach.

Britton played for Redknapp at West Ham United.

He told The Sun: "I think we all want an English manager to take over and Harry has proved over many years in the Premier League that he is a top manager.

"If you did a poll tomorrow, he would come out on top.

"We've had managers who had great records at club level but couldn't replicate that when managing England — but Harry could do it.

"He would give the England players so much confidence because his man-management skills are brilliant.

"When I was in the youth team at West Ham he used to come along to FA Youth Cup games, which were a really big thing back then.

"He would come in the changing room at half-time and say, 'Get the little fella on the ball.' It made me feel 10ft tall.

"I'm sure he would do the same to the England players."

Have your say