Spurs are the only thing on my mind, vows Redknapp
TOTTENHAM boss Harry Redknapp insists he hasn’t given a moment’s thought to the possibility of riding to the Football Association’s rescue by accepting the challenge of becoming the next England manager.
Several bookmakers yesterday stopped taking bets on Redknapp succeeding Fabio Cappello, who resigned on Wednesday just hours after the 64-year-old former Portsmouth manager was found not guilty of tax evasion following a high-profile two-week trial.
Despite the seemingly unstoppable Redknapp for England bandwagon gathering momentum by the hour, the man himself yesterday revealed his sole focus was centred on Tottenham’s Premier League match against Newcastle at White Hart Lane tomorrow.
“I’ve not even thought about it (the England job). I’ve got a job to do. I’ve got a big game on Saturday for Tottenham. Tottenham is my focus.”
The FA will today embark on the process of selecting Capello’s successor after the Italian walked away from the job following the governing body’s decision to strip Chelsea’s John Terry of the England captaincy just four months before the start of the European Championships.
Asked whether he could help out England this summer, Redknapp said: “I’ve never thought about it. They (the Football Association) will make whatever decision they want to make. Hopefully it’ll be the right decision for the country but my focus is all on Tottenham.
“The club have been fantastic to me. The fans last week at the Wigan game – it was incredible the reception they gave me. It wouldn’t be right for them, (for me) to focus on anything else but Tottenham.”