Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists international football does not suit him, but feels the England job could be done part-time initially.
Following the resignation of Fabio Capello on Wednesday the England manager's position came up for grabs, but Wenger is adamant he would never be tempted.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is favourite to become Capello's successor after guiding the North London club to third in the Premier League and Wenger believes the job could be done on a part-time basis to begin with.
Suggestions have been made that Redknapp could perform a dual role with the Spurs boss maintaining his position at White Hart Lane while guiding England through the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
And the Gunners boss believes that a part-time role could work to start with, while retaining his belief that the manager should be home-grown.
"England is a big football country with over 65 million people who have a big passion for the game," he said. "I love England and I want England to do well. Therefore I let the FA deal with that problem."
Asked whether the job could be done alongside working in the Premier League, Wenger added: "On a short-term basis yes, in the long term, no."
"I have never really been tempted by the national team job because for me it is a completely different job.
Wenger insists that international management is not for him with the Frenchman recognising the contrasts between club and country jobs and prefers the long haul compared to a short burst.
"I was always under contract, I respected contracts in my life," he added. "I am a little bit in a marathon job inside the club and the national team job is a sprinter's job.
"Maybe I have not enough quick fibres, but I am more interested in a day-to-day basis job.
"Being a national team manager is completely different; it is more PR, more communication, there is less impact on the footballing side and less impact on building the team because if you have a good generation in the country then you can do well and if you don't you can do nothing.
"In the future I don't know whether I would ever manage a national team because what I do now demands a lot of physical power and to be super fit physically, that might not always be the case."
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