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Kenny Dalglish: Believes England should take a look at Sir Alex Ferguson

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has hinted Manchester United rival Sir Alex Ferguson should be the next England manager.

Following Fabio Capello's resignation on Wednesday, the national team coach's role came up for grabs with Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp the strong favourite to succeed the Italian.

However Dalglish, who takes his Liverpool side to face Ferguson's men at Old Trafford on Saturday, claims that if the Football Association are looking to appoint a home-grown manager then they should take the one who has the best record.

Ferguson boasts the best record of all the British managers, having won 37 pieces of silverware during his time at Old Trafford and Dalglish sees no reason why he should not get the post.

Settled

"It doesn't really affect me, obviously the Scots boys are all right as they are settled with a manager doing a good job," he said.

"England are on the look-out for another one and if you are looking for a manager I think you look for the one with the best record since the Premier League started of looking after English-British players and the success they have had."

Kenny Dalglish

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"England are on the look-out for another one and if you are looking for a manager I think you look for the one with the best record since the Premier League started of looking after English-British players and the success they have had.

"If I was in their position I'd be looking at the best one and if it's not available then start going down from there.

Approached

"Whether they want someone of their own nationality or the want the best it's up to them."

Despite admitted that frontrunner Redknapp would be a 'fantastic' appointment Dalglish grinned as he stated "I never said that" in response to the question of whether he was referring to Ferguson.

Ferguson has already laughed away suggestions that he could become the new England manager, joking that Manchester United chief executive David Gill has been contacted regarding the role.

"The FA have approached David Gill and I said I would let them know on April 1," he said. "I would do it. I would relegate them."

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