Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has talked up the prospects of Nigel Adkins being a future England manager.

The Scunthorpe United boss is in talks about the Southampton job.

Redknapp said: "Look at the lad who was due to go to Southampton, Nigel Adkins.

"You only have to listen to him. He's as bright as a button.

"Look at the job he has done at Scunthorpe, keeping them in the Championship.

"There has to be one of those boys out there somewhere. Give them a chance."

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