Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp believes combining his current role with that of taking charge of the England national team would not be easy.
Redknapp is 1/3 with bookmaker to succeed Fabio Capello on a permanent basis, with Stuart Pearce already named as caretaker boss for this month’s friendly against Holland.
However, Redknapp has suggested he would not be able to remain at White Hart Lane if he were to accept the England manager’s job.
He told a press conference ahead of Spurs’ match against Newcastle United on Saturday: “It is hard enough managing a league club, let alone managing your country, it’s two very difficult jobs.
“I can’t take my eye off the ball at Tottenham at the moment because we’re looking to get Champions League football, we’re still in the FA Cup and I owe it to them to continue to keep completely focused on the job I’m doing here.”