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Published: 10:28 | 28/6/16

Redknapp: No trust in FA to get it right


Harry Redknapp fears the Football Association will get it wrong when it comes to selecting the next England manager.

Roy Hodgson announced his resignation shortly after Iceland ended England's participation in Euro 2016 with a shock 2-1 win in Lille.

Redknapp had been tipped to take over the national side when Fabio Capello departed in 2012 but the FA opted to appoint Hodgson instead and the former Tottenham manager, who has already ruled himself out of the running, believes the FA will struggle to find the right replacement.

"Roy Hodgson could not possibly have survived as England manager but I've got no faith whatsoever in the Football Association picking the right man to succeed him," Redknapp told the Daily Telegraph.

"Can anyone trust the FA to get the right man? They gave the job to Hodgson and he has failed spectacularly for the last two tournaments, or even three if you consider Euro 2012."

Current England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate and Hodgson's assistant Gary Neville have both been linked with the position but Redknapp is not in favour of either getting the job.

"I'm seeing Gary Neville being made one of the favourites to succeed Hodgson but how the hell can he be considered after the job he did at Valencia? He should be culpable, he has never coached proper players and it would just be jobs for the boys if he was to be appointed," Redknapp reasoned.

"Gareth Southgate has done a great job with the under-21s but there's no way he is ready for the challenge of taking on the England team.

"We've got the farcical situation of Dan Ashworth picking the next England manager and I'm really not sure about his credentials either. It appears that anyone connected with West Brom seems to have a chance.

"The FA are seriously going to have to pull a rabbit out of the hat because there don't seem to be any obvious contenders out there for me."


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