Stevie G says Harry could do a job for England

The Liverpool midfielder also thinks the decision to take Wayne Rooney to the European Championships is a “no brainer” and believes the striker is England’s “best player”.

Redknapp has guided Spurs to fifth place in the Premier League.
Redknapp has guided Spurs to fifth place in the Premier League.

STEVEN GERRARD HAS named Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp as one of the primary candidates to take over as England manager.

Current boss Fabio Capello has said he will leave the job once his contract runs out after Euro 2012, and speculation is rife as to who will take his place.

And while Gerrard believes it is not essential that the FA hire an Englishman as boss, he feels that Redknapp would be ideal for the role.

He told Sky Sports:

“For me it has to be the best manager, but I also do agree that there are very good English managers out there. Harry Redknapp’s name crops up a lot and I don’t think he gets the credit he deserves for what he’s done at Tottenham and there’s also maybe two or three other candidates along with Harry.”

He also advocated selecting Wayne Rooney in England’s Euro 2012 squad, despite the striker being banned for the first three matches, saying the decision was a “no brainer” and describing  Rooney as England’s “best player”.

England recently secured automatic qualification for the tournament, which begins on June 8.

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