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Harry: Portsmouth over England

Harry: Portsmouth over England

Harry Redknapp has told a national newspaper that he wouldn`t be interested in the England job. Why would he?

You can`t make deals as England boss!

Although he probably would find a way of bringing an unknown foreigner into the England side.

Redknapp said:

'I like Steve McClaren. He's a nice fellow with a hard job. And with Terry Venables alongside him, you would think it would be quite strong. But it's an incredibly hard job for anyone. The pressure is murder. It's hard for whoever's in charge. A lot good managers have been unable to do it.

Glenn Hoddle, Sir Bobby Robson, Graham Taylor, Kevin Keegan - they've all come in and got slaughtered. The FA have tried everything. They brought in a foreign manager in Sven-Goran Eriksson, but no-one knew how he wanted to play.

'I always felt that Hoddle was a manager who knew what he wanted, playing from the back with a sweeper. But since then, there's been no real pattern to what we do.

'They've got to stick with McClaren. Otherwise, where do they go? Last summer it was between Alan Curbishley, Sam Allardyce and Stuart Pearce for the job. But since then Stuart Pearce and Alan Curbishley have not had a good time. They're fighting for their jobs.

'Sam Allardyce is the only one that's done well this season. That just shows you how quickly it can all change.'

'I wouldn't want to be in an office in Soho Square every day, sitting around. I'd rather be around players every day.'

I think Harry would do a better job than Steve McClaren!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday March 28 2007
Time: 12:52PM


Anyone could do what McClaren does. I would send the players out on the field and say "do what you want". I bet they'd achieve 0-0 draws versus Israel and Macedonia...
28/03/2007 13:30:00
one thing i don't think harry Redknapp is ever going to have to worry about is the England job. McClaren enjoyed some success at old Trafford as Ferguson's number two, helped Middlesbrough reach the UEFA Cup final, and was part of the team that helped England reach two World Cup quarter-finals, and a Euro 2004 quarter final. While I personally don't like McClaren, I don't think Harry is his replacement. Stick to Pompey mate.
The Rabbi
28/03/2007 16:41:00
I read with interest in the kenyan dailies (The daily Nation to be precise) that pompey are apparently sniffing around Kenyan international MacDonald Mariga who plays for helsingborgs in sweden. he's a nineteen year old (soon to be 20) central midfielder. he recently scored his first goal for his country versus Swaziland. According to a website i found, 'he has the ability to create something from nothing'. apparently he's been watched by German and French clubs as well as Pompey.
The Rabbi
28/03/2007 16:54:00
the only reason he would go is the money but i dont reckon redknapp is like that
28/03/2007 20:10:00
MOYES IS GOD obviously never read any of FEN's comments!
28/03/2007 22:12:00
Spineless Steve isn't good enough, his treatment is maybe starting to be a little too much but for his sake let alone anyone elses it's probably better for him to go sooner rather than latter... 'arry is good but isn't they answer, would maybe restore some pride but their is probably a reason why 'arry has never had a real top job, but this has more than benefited us... As for this MacDonald Mariga if he is an improvement on what we have and won't cost a fortune or mean we'll lose any of our regulars snap him up...
28/03/2007 23:41:00
he would be wasted on england
29/03/2007 20:21:00
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