Redknapp insists he could handle England job

Harry Redknapp is confident he could handle the pressure of being England boss.

Football Association general secretary Alex Horne has admitted that Redknapp is in the running to be named Fabio Capello’s successor when the Italian leaves the post in 2012.

And the 63-year-old insists he can handle the baggage that comes with leading the Three Lions. He said:

“No, it’s not an easy job, but I think in football now, the more experienced managers are still in big positions. (Sir) Alex (Ferguson) is still as good as ever.

“Do I need the aggravation? It’s aggravation managing Tottenham, isn’t it? But it’s what you get with the job.

“You either enjoy it and get on with it, or you turn it in and go and walk the dogs and play golf. That’s my choice, isn’t it? And while I enjoy it, you keep going.

“It’s not easy. Sometimes when that alarm goes off I think to myself ‘What you doing at five o’clock, slapping round the motorway in the middle of winter every morning?’

“But you can only do it because you enjoy it. And if I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t do it.”