Jenas fears Redknapp exit
Spurs midfielder knows lure of England job is hard to ignore
Last Updated: March 20, 2012 10:09am
Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas believes Harry Redknapp would find it hard to turn down the England job.
Redknapp is the overwhelming favourite for the England manager's position as the Football Association searches for a replacement for Fabio Capello.
Jenas admits he would be surprised if Redknapp would be able to resist the lure of taking charge of the biggest job in the country.
"You have got to put yourself in the gaffer's shoes as well as you don't know if these opportunities are going to arise again," Jenas told Sky Sports News.
"It is the pinnacle of most managers' careers - it is what they aim for.
"I would be surprised if the opportunity did arise that he didn't take it."
Meanwhile, injured Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone hopes the club can keep hold of Redknapp by backing him in the transfer market in the summer to fund another tilt at the Premier League title next season.
"As we have shown this season with a couple of added players we could definitely push for the league title and that would be a great incentive for the manager but as he has said I don't think he has had any contact with the FA over the England job," said Huddlestone.
Spurs have lost their last three Premier League games to allow their rivals to close the gap in the race to finish in the top four.
Despite the blip in form Huddlestone believes Spurs deserve to finish in the top four this term.
He added: "The last month or so in the league we have been bit dodgy results and performance wise, but over the course of the season, especially our league performances, we definitely deserve to be in the top four come the end of the season."