Redknapp told in his book how, when seemingly set for the England job last year, he approached Rodgers, then at Swansea, over a coaching role at Euro 2012. Roy Hodgson ultimately got the job and Rodgers said: “He [Harry] pulled me aside and it was a unique conversation because he was obviously very confident, as was the nation, he was going to be offered the national team job.
“It was a quick conversation. I was aware he was very keen for me to team up with him if he was given the role. There was no decision either way. Out of the respect I have for Harry I was going to consider it.”