Redknapp odds-on favourite for England job

The new manager will have very little time to prepare

Harry Redknapp has been installed as the odds-on favourite to be appointed as the next England manager following Fabio Capello's shock resignation this week.

The FA accepted Capello’s resignation after the Italian made it clear that he was unhappy with the issue of the England captaincy being taken out of his hands.

Former FA chief executive David Davies told Sky News: "My instinct is that someone like Harry Redknapp ultimately will not want to turn down the job of England manager and my instinct is that Tottenham Hotspur ultimately will not want to stand in his way."

Earlier this week, Redknapp was available at odds of 2/1 to be the next England boss but the price dropped to 1/2 immediately after the announcement of his tax charge acquittal. The Tottenham Hotspur boss is seen as the ideal man to replace Capello and some bookmakers now offer as little as 2/7 for Redknapp to be named as the next permanent manager of the national side. 

The FA may choose to appoint a temporary manager until the end of the domestic season and England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce's name has already been linked with a short-term appointment. He is also the second-favourite at 7/1 to take up the position on a permanent basis while Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is next at 10/1.

The new manager will have very little time to prepare for the European Championships in June and, with rumoured dressing room discontent in the midst of racism allegations against John Terry, any candidate would be excused for refusing to be considered.

England can now be backed at 10/1 to return from Euro 2012 as champions while Coral offer just 6/4 for the Three Lions to be eliminated at the group stage. 

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Posted on:- 08/02/2012 - 22:48 PM
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