Mick Mills tips Harry Redknapp or Glenn Hoddle for England role
FORMER Ipswich Town and England captain Mick Mills has backed Harry Redknapp or former boss Glenn Hoddle to succeed Fabio Capello and lead the Three Lions out at Euro 2012.
Capello walked out as national boss on Wednesday and Redknapp has emerged as favourite for the job.
Hoddle, meanwhile, has been out of management since leaving Wolves in 2006 and was controversially sacked as England manager in 1999 for comments he made about his religious beliefs.
“The natural choice is Harry Redknapp and I think he wants the job. The FA should look to appoint him on a permanent basis, but if that can’t happen, then let him take the team for the Euro 2012 finals,” said Mills.
“If Harry does not take the job, then I would look at Glenn Hoddle.
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“I think he was unfortunate to lose his job before, he has apologised enough times in the past and as far as I am concerned he is a very talented man, a good motivator and a good tactician.”
Braintree Town assistant manager Keith Rowland, who was twice signed by Redknapp, at Bournemouth and West Ham, also threw his weight behind his former boss.
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“Players will say they love working for Harry but players love to play for teams that win,” said Rowland.
“The FA should give it to him if he wants it. There is no other English manager at the top like he is at the moment.”