FA: No plans for Capello successor

06 January 2011 10:00

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will attempt to press home the club's bid to sign David Beckham, though the Football Association have denied reports they are lining the pair up to work together in the England dugout at the end of Fabio Capello's tenure.

Redknapp is keen to bring in the former England captain on a short-term loan from Los Angeles Galaxy, while newspaper reports this morning have suggested FA chief have held "informal discussions" with the Spurs boss over becoming England boss in 2012, with Beckham his assistant and potential successor.

In a short statement responding to the story an FA spokesman said: "There are no such talks and we have not discussed any potential succession plan with anyone at this point."

As for Beckham's playing future, the 35-year-old former Manchester United and Real Madrid star is potentially available until March having made similar moves to AC Milan in the past two Major Soccer League close seasons.

Any deal is likely to hinge on conditions laid down by Galaxy being met.

Redknapp, having urged chairman Daniel Levy to follow up his initial interest, now wants to see if the idea is still alive after a couple of days' stagnation.

Speaking after the defeat at Everton, Redknapp said: "I will speak to the chairman and see where we are at.

"It is definitely not done - one million percent not. I don't know what has happened.

"I have left it to the chairman to deal with. I think we could do with his know-how, I think he has something to offer but it is out of my hands.

"I've said I'd like him but it is up to others now whether there is a deal to be done."

Source: PA