Redknapp denies talks over England job

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has denied he has held talks with a view to becoming the next England boss.

Reports over the weekend suggested the Football Association was ready to dismiss Fabio Capello following the abject display against Wales, which in fact took England to within a point of qualifying for Euro 2012.

Capello is set to step down regardless after the finals in Poland and Ukraine next summer, if England qualify, and Spurs chief Redknapp is thought to be the leading candidate as a successor.

The former West Ham, Portsmouth and Southampton boss has made little secret of his interest in managing England, but he has denied he has already discussed the role with FA officials.

He said in the London Evening Standard: "Until I get offered the job I wouldn’t have a decision to make, but at the moment I haven’t spoken to anybody about being England manager.

"I want to see England do well, I want Capello to get them to the Euros and I want them to win it.

"And if they win it under Capello, I definitely won’t get it."

Redknapp’s immediate focus is instead on Tottenham, who are preparing to host Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday lunchtime.

He said: "I love doing what I’m doing. I enjoy my job at Tottenham. I’m lucky to be managing a top club, a great club, and I love it."