Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has not totally discounted the England job if the Football Association come calling in two years' time. Redknapp is the bookies' favourite to succeed Fabio Capello, who has confirmed he intends to step down after the 2012 European Championships.
Redknapp insisted he is not counting down the days until Capello quits his £6million-a-year job but is adamant the Italian's successor should be English.
He said of the prospect of managing his country: "Honestly, it's not something I sit at home and ever think about. I really don't. I've always said if you're an Englishman, it would be hard to turn it down, because it's the pinnacle of your career."
He added: "Why do the English lads waste their time doing their coaching badges and all the rest of the work if they're never going to get the chance to manage at the top level?
"I want to see an Englishman get the job - whoever it may be - and there are lots of lads out there who could do that job, I'm sure."