ENGLAND SET FOR NEW MANAGER
The English football Association is finally all set to make its offer for the right candidate to take over the national team manager of England.
The position has been vacant since the departure of Fabio Capello more than a month ago. Initially, it was expected that Harry Redknapp would take over as the England manager. However, inconclusive remarks by the Tottenham manager has meant that the English FA had to postpone their appointment of the next manager.
With the Euro 2012 fast approaching, the English FA have decided to finally act by bringing in the manager. It is thought that was Harry Redknapp and Roy Hodgson are at the top of the list for succeeding Fabio Capello.
Sources within the English FA report that both the managers will be contacted within a week to discuss their interest in taking over from Fabio Capello. However, it remains to be seen if they will be interested in leaving their lucrative jobs at the moment, as the English FA are keen to avoid the same mistake as they did with Fabio Capello in terms of wages. It is highly unlikely that the next England manager will receive anything close to £ 6 million per year. The English FA will first be making contacts with the respective clubs of Redknapp and Roy Hodgson – Tottenham and West Brom.
It remains to be seen if Redknapp will be willing to leave the position at Tottenham where his looking like capable of achieving champions league qualification for the second time in his Tottenham career. Roy Hodgson, though, will be very much open to the idea of taking over England, but he would be keen to avoid any distractions for his West Brom side, who are just six points above the relegation zone at the moment.