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Harry Redknapp: Has been backed for England role by Kean and Rodgers

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Both Blackburn manager Steve Kean and Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers have backed Harry Redknapp for the England role.

Kean admits he was surprised after Fabio Capello stepped down as England manager on Wednesday night.

Spurs boss Redknapp is the favourite to succeed him and the Rovers manager feels he would be a good choice.

The Scotsman has also backed West Brom counterpart Roy Hodgson for the role.

He said: "I was surprised the way it panned out. Obviously you know the main candidate and the nation's going to want an Englishman to lead the country.

"Harry's got all the people skills and how to deal with the players and a very good record, especially at Tottenham.

"I'd also say Roy Hodgson. Roy, when he was manager of our club, I think he was interviewed for the England job. He's also managed national teams before and had experience of managing abroad so I also think he would be an excellent candidate."

Saddened

Swansea manager Rodgers says he was saddened by Capello's exit, but has tipped Redknapp to be handed the job.

"It's obviously sad when a club or international manager loses their job. Fabio Capello over many years has been a top manager and has won trophies in the countries he has worked in," he said.

"Of course the task now is to get another manager and I think it is unanimous, Harry Redknapp is the guy for me who ticks every box you would want.

"It is sad whenever someone loses their job but I am sure there has been some sort of mutual agreement there and it will open the door for someone to move into the England job and there is no better candidate than Harry Redknapp."

Who would you like to see succeed Fabio Capello as England manager?

  • Jose Mourinho
  • Roy Hodgson
  • Harry Redknapp
  • Roberto Mancini
  • Stuart Pearce
  • Arsene Wenger
  • Alan Pardew
  • Other