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Redknapp: 'I'll never manage England'

Harry Redknapp was widely tipped to become the next England manager. Photo: Reuters, Ki Price

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says his chance to manage the national side has gone.

He was widely tipped to become the next England manager after Fabio Capello stepped down in February, but was pipped to the post by Roy Hodgson.

At 65, Redknapp accepts that he may never be in the frame for the position again.

He said: "No I don't think it will happen now - I wouldn't think it would ever happen now.

"I wish Roy all the best. He has got four years and I hope he sees the four years out...I think Roy will do a great job."

Speaking after Spurs' Premier League win at Bolton last night, Redknapp insisted that there were no hard feelings about being snubbed for the role:

"I am not bothered. I am lucky, I have got a great job." He said.

"There are blokes about cleverer than me managing lower division clubs.

"I am lucky I am managing a top-five club, one of the best clubs in the country.

"I didn't wake up on Monday morning and think, 'What has happened to my life? I'm not the England manager'."

He added that he was looking forward to a summer holiday after a "difficult year", in which he was cleared of tax fraud.

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