Mourinho backs Redknapp as England manager

Mourinho backs Redknapp as England manager

Published Apr. 4, 2011 11:22 a.m. ET

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is backing Tottenham counterpart Harry Redknapp as a future England manager.

Redknapp effectively offered himself as a candidate last year when he said the next manager after Fabio Capello should be English.

Mourinho, who describes Redknapp as a ''friend,'' says: ''He's a good manager for every team - there's no limits for him. Give him a team and he's ready for everything.''

The Portuguese coach was speaking ahead of the two teams' Champions League quarterfinals first-leg match on Tuesday. Mourinho says he hopes Tottenham reaches the May 28 final at Wembley if Madrid doesn't.


Mourinho revealed last week that he turned down an offer to become England manager before the appointment of Capello.