Tottenham's Harry Redknapp is in the running to be the next England manager, according to Football Association general secretary Alex Horne.
Horne expects Redknapp to be on the list of contenders when Fabio Capello's successor is chosen. But the FA insist the next England boss could still be foreign.
Horne said: "Harry Redknapp is a great manager. Tottenham are playing great football and to qualify well for the Champions League (knockout stage) from a position of being fourth favourites in the group is huge testimony to that.
"I would expect Harry to make a long list (for the England job). It may not be a very long long list."
Horne was speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme and he revealed no process had yet been discussed for appointing the successor to Capello, who is set to leave after the European Championships in 2012.