Harry Redknapp is the bookies favourite to land the job of England manager but here are my reasons why he shouldn’t be the next England manager.
Lots of people say Harry Redknapp is a top manager.
But if you are a top England manager then you need to have good results against the top teams.
This year up to now Tottenham Hotspur have gained 9 points out of a possible 30 from the top 7 teams currently in the Premier League that is shocking bad.
If you multiply those points by 3.8 – you get 34.2 points at the end of the season. So since the 1995-96 Premiership seasons where there were 20 teams in the league with that run of results they would have been relegated 12 times out of 16…a complete disaster in other words!
If England are going to win anything then they need to have a manager in place who gets results against top teams – Harry Redknapp isn’t that manager.
Lets now have a look at some of the things Harry Redknapp said whilst on his recent court case.
Taken from the horses mouth himself…“I write like a two-year-old and I can’t spell … I can’t work a computer, I don’t know what an email is, I can’t, I have never sent a fax and I’ve never even sent a text message. I have a big problem, I can’t write so I don’t keep anything. I am the most disorganised person, I am ashamed to say, in the world … You talk to anybody at the football club. I don’t write. I couldn’t even fill a team sheet in”
Not being funny but would you be the one in the FA giving a job to a person with that kind of CV…I for one would not!
Responding to a question about foreign investment in the Premier League, Redknapp replied: “Where they find some owners now, I don’t know. I remember the first guy they brought in at Portsmouth from Saudi Arabia somewhere. He looked like they pulled him off the stall outside. He looked like the only Arab who didn’t have oil in his garden.”
Redknapp appears to have been referring to the former Portsmouth shareholder Sulaiman Al Fahim, who had to relinquish his stake in the club in 2010 after failing to deliver on a £50 million investment the club said they were promised.
Okay that’s quite an amusing thing to say, but hold on – this is the England job you simply cannot go around saying things like that. Being the England manager means you shouldn’t be saying stuff like this – simple!
What about this quote spoken to a News of the World reporter…“You’re going to write what you want to write and to f*** me up on Cup Final day – I know what’s going to happen Rob and you’re all barking up the wrong tree. If you say the tax hasn’t been declared and it hasn’t been paid, I will sue the b******s off yeah everybody at the News of the World, make no mistake, yeah”
Again you simply cannot be on record coming out with this kind of language.
Also let us all remember when there was a public outcry for the great Kevin Keegan – “Ingerlands” greatest ever cheerleader!
Actually let’s try and forget that episode!
Harry Redknapp for England – I think not!