Harry Redknapp is aware he is the 'popular choice' to be the next England coach and believes the job could be done on a part-time basis at Euro 2012.
Fabio Capello's resignation last week has left the Football Association searching for a new boss to lead England into the summer's European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.
Under 21 coach Stuart Pearce has been placed in caretaker charge for the friendly against Holland at the end of the month, while Redknapp is the overwhelming favourite to replace Capello.
The Tottenham Hotspur manager appears to have the backing of the fans and media after turning his team into genuine Premier League title contenders this season.
Redknapp is determined to focus on Spurs' push for success in the coming weeks, but has acknowledged his status as the leading candidate to take charge.
There have been suggestions he could pick up the England reins at the end of the domestic season and Redknapp believes that could be an option for the FA to consider.
"I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't the popular choice," Redknapp told Abu Dhabi Sports. "I know I am, it's been everywhere, in every paper every day.
"But it's not an easy one. I have a good job and I work with good people and I have a good team.
"Just to walk away now, when we're in such a good position, it wouldn't be fair, it wouldn't be fair on Tottenham. I have to really keep focusing on Tottenham.
"This week we have Stevenage in the Cup, then we have Man Utd, then we have Arsenal, then we have Chelsea. We have some fantastic games. It's important time for me with Tottenham."
Redknapp does believe it may be possible for a club manager to take charge for the European Championship, but not in the long-term.
He added: "Part-time? In the short term I think it's possible for the European Championships. But I think in the long term it's not possible to manage a club team and manage a national team.
"It's difficult enough to manage in the Premier League without having to worry about managing the England team as well. You want to be watching England players play, you want to be watching the opposition.
"I think, whoever they give the job to, could only do the one job. Maybe for the Euros, it's not such a problem but once the Euros are finished and the new season starts in England, the manager has to be a Premier League manager - if it's someone who manages in the Premier League - or the England manager. To do the two jobs, it would be impossible."