Klopp's Liverpool currently sit at the top of the Premier League.
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Harry Redknapp thinks Klopp could fit the England job

He believes that the FA should appoint an Englishman, but if they look further afield then the Liverpool boss may be a suitable candidate.

HARRY REDKNAPP HAS backed Jurgen Klopp for the England manager’s job, but also feels that the FA should appoint a suitable Englishman to permanently replace Sam Allardyce.

Gareth Southgate is currently in charge of the Three Lions, having taken on the role as a caretaker following Allardyce’s exit. Redknapp believes that the 46-year-old is among the leading names for the job.

“Gareth’s as good a candidate as there is,” the former Spurs boss told the Daily Mail.

“I hope he’s a great success. What is he doing well? I don’t know. Qualifying for the World Cup? We’ll do that. Then what? He’s a great lad, was a good player.

“As a manager he hasn’t proved anything. Maybe he was at a club, Middlesbrough, where it was difficult to achieve at the time. I don’t know. He’s taken the Under 21s and they’ve done OK. I think Gareth fits. There’s not a lot around.”

Redknapp is reluctant to back a non-Englishman for the job, but admires the work that Klopp has done at Anfield, and believes he could be a strong appointment.

Klopp’s Liverpool currently sit at the top of the Premier League, with 26 points from 11 games, and are also the highest scorers in the top flight.

“They were talking about Ralf Rangnick, a German bloke I’d hardly heard of,” the 69-year-old exclaimed.

“What’s he done? Why should he be manager of England? Would the Germans have an English manager? Not a chance.

“Maybe Jurgen Klopp would be okay. I do like Klopp’s personality. It looks like the Liverpool players want to play for him. But it should be English. You could go for Sean Dyche, he’s getting blood from a stone at Burnley.

“Eddie Howe is an obvious candidate. In two or three years I can see Eddie being England manager.

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