Harry - No Russia contact

Redknapp admits job would be a great opportunity

Harry Redknapp: Yet to be approached about the possibility of succeeding Dick Advocaat

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Harry Redknapp says the Russia job would be a 'fantastic' opportunity for someone, but he has not heard anything at this stage.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager has been named on a shortlist of 13 by the Russia Football Union as the hunt for a successor to Dick Advocaat intensifies.

Redknapp's agent Phil Smith indicated on Tuesday night that he would consider the role, although he has yet to speak to anyone at the RFU.

Having parted company with Spurs earlier in the summer, Redknapp insisted he was looking to get back into work quickly and said he would 'suit any job'.

And Redknapp has now told The Sun: "I haven't been contacted but I'm sure it's a fantastic job for someone."

High-profile

The RFU's list includes high-profile out-of-contract names such as Fabio Capello, who has been a free agent since leaving his England post earlier this year, as well as former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola and Redknapp.

Redknapp was favourite to replace Capello as boss of England earlier this year but that job eventually went to Roy Hodgson instead.

Capello has previously also been linked with big-spending Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, whose former boss Yuri Krasnozhan was included among seven Russian names.

Rafa Benitez, Marcello Lippi and Marcelo Bielsa are also being considered by the RFU.