Source: Daily Express
Jamie Redknapp – not Harry – is likely to decide who the next England manager will be.
The Spurs boss, odds-on favourite to succeed Fabio Capello, last night insisted the FA still haven’t spoken to him about the job – but revealed his son Jamie will probably have the last word if they do. He said: “I speak to Jamie more than anybody. I’d speak to him about it for sure – he’s one I’d stand on more than anyone.”
Jamie, who is now a successful television pundit with Sky TV, is very close to his father and was constantly by his side during his recent tax case trial. Redknapp Snr has other things on his mind today though – trying to avoid becoming an FA Cup giant-killing victim at Stevenage.
He said: “I’d love to win the FA Cup and, until somebody says ‘do you want the England job’, I’ve just got to keep Spurs playing well.
“They (the FA) may be thinking on completely different lines to what lots of other people are thinking. They may want somebody else,” he said.
That’s why the Spurs boss is keeping both eyes on the day job.
“We grew up with the tradition of the FA Cup,” he said. “It was the big day of the year, so it would be lovely to go Wembley with Tottenham.”