Tuesday 28 June 2016

Harry Redknapp: Glenn Hoddle is the "perfect man" to replace Roy Hodgson as #England boss

Gareth Southgate may be favourite to take over from Roy Hodgson as England boss following their shocking Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Iceland but Harry Redknapp says the Under 21 coach lacks experience for the top job.

Redknapp himself is in the bookies' reckoning for the role but he believes the ideal replacement for Hodgson has been spending the tournament in France behind the co-commentator's microphone for ITV.

He told TalkSport that Glenn Hoddle, who managed England at the 1998 World Cup but was dismissed by the FA over comments he made in a newspaper interview about disabled people, was the "perfect man" for the job.

“Gareth Southgate is a good man. I like him, but he hasn’t really got the experience," Redknapp told Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

“Gareth is the red hot favourite, but how is he more qualified than a Sam Allardyce or Steve Bruce?

“They’ve been around and managed at top levels for years and done good jobs with clubs, why don’t they get it?

“But I think we’ve got the perfect man, Glenn Hoddle fits the bill for me. I know he’s lost the job before, but that was a long time ago and I think now he’s ready and deserves another chance.”

Redknapp said while a former favourite for the national team job he doesn't believe the current FA hierarchy would consider him.

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