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Redknapp not totally ruled out England management opportunity

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is cool over talk of him succeeding Fabio Capello as England manager in two years' time. Owen Coyle, whose Bolton side host Redknapp's Spurs in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday, has described the 63-year-old as the "perfect" candidate to replace Capello when the Italian's contract expires in 2012.

But Redknapp, whose stock has never been higher following Tuesday night's thrilling Champions League win over holders Inter Milan, repeated his usual comment about the England job.

He said of Coyle's comments: "It's very nice for him to say that but it's two years down the line.

"You know what this game's like: you're flavour of the month this month; next month, they want to bin you. That's football.

"If I'm doing great people'll talk about me; if I'm not doing well I'll be out, forgotten.

"I appreciate Owen's comments, for sure, but no-one knows where you are in six weeks' time in this game, let alone two years."

Redknapp, who has made no secret of his desire to manage his country, added: "There might be one or two young managers who come along in a year, 18 months, English lads.

"I'd like to see an Englishman get the job.

"Whether it'd be me in the frame in two years', who knows?"

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