Although it is certain that Harry Redknapp will not be influential when it comes to the best odds on euro 2012 matches, he could be involved with England at some point in the future.
Fabio Capello is set to leave his role as England manager after the European Championships next summer and Redknapp is already the favourite to succeed the Italian.
However, after Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy insisted that Redknapp was focused on club matters, the man himself has refused to comment on the speculation.
When asked about his thoughts on becoming England boss, Redknapp said: “I’ve got a great job at Tottenham, I’ve got 18 months left, so I’m just getting on with what I’ve got to do here and I’m loving it.”
“Honestly, the chairman has said his piece. I’ve just got to keep focused on Tottenham which I do anyway.”
“But at the moment I’ve not been offered it and they may have other people in mind. Who knows? I’ve never had any contact with anyone about that job.”
Regardless of whether Redknapp dismisses this speculation or not, it really is important that it is put the back of everyone’s mind between now and the end of the season.
Tottenham have a very important few months ahead of them as they chase silverware and a place in the Champions League. Redknapp has even said that a title challenge isn’t out of the question, so thoughts of England have to be dismissed for now.
Echoing these thoughts, Redknapp responded to reports that he would be the most popular choice of next England manage by saying: “That can change in football. One minute you’re flying but suddenly there’s ups and downs so I don’t carried away.”
“I’m not a person to think about next year or the year after. You start wishing your life away then. The only thing that enters my mind is wanting to get back into the Champions League with Tottenham.”
As for Redknapp’s next task, it will be get three points at home to Sunderland this weekend as Spurs look to recover from last weekend’s defeat to Stoke City.