Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp should be next England manager, insists Alan Shearer

15 October 2010 02:20
He's the man: Shearer wants Redknapp (above) to boss England when Capello steps down as manager

Former England striker Alan Shearer reckons Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp should be the next manager of the national team.

Current Three Lions manager Fabio Capello will step down from his post after the Euro 2012 and Shearer believes Redknapp is the man to replace him.

Shearer described England's World Cup campaign in South Africa as 'disastrous' and is convinced there is major problems in the camp.

But the Match of the Day TV pundit insists Redknapp is the man to turn the country's fortunes around even if it means it will in two years' time.

Shearer, who scored 30 goals in 62 games for England, told The Daily Telegraph: 'Harry would be a great England manager. At that level, it's about knitting them into a solid group and making them go out and play in a certain system. Harry would do a great job at that.'We qualified in spectacular style for the World Cup but it was a disaster. I kept saying on television, 'there's something drastically wrong in the dressing room because we're not seeing the players we see in the Premier League'.'John Terry tried to get a message out, get something out into the open, to clear the air and move forward. His motives were right: he could see big problems, that something was going to come crashing down.'Capello should know the players and what they want. If he doesn't it's up to somebody else to have a word.'If the manager didn't listen, then that's his prerogative as manager and it backfired spectacularly. I cannot remember so many poor performances.'

Although currently enjoying his work in television, Shearer, who had a short spell in charge of Newcastle in the 2008/09 season which resulted in the club's relegation from the Premier League,  said he would return to management one day - even for a lower league side.

Frustrating end: Alan Shearer, in charge at Newcastle last year, with Iain Dowie

Shearer admits it would be the pinnacle to manage England and remains hopeful of achieving such a feat one day.

He said: 'If you go into management, particularly as an Englishman, then ultimately you'd have to look at one day can I be the England manager? I aspire to be the best. Surely the best is being England manager

'I loved every single minute at Newcastle despite what it brought at the end. It was a great experience, dealing with problems every day, the adrenalin rush again.

'I'd never see myself going back there with the current people there. Newcastle was very frustrating. I had a long-term plan. That's what it needed and still needs.

'If the right job comes along I?ll do it but there are a million people looking for the right one. I wouldn't be too arrogant to say I wouldn?t go down to a lower league.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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