Redknapp: Cops have ended England hopes

November 30, 2007

Harry Redknapp believes his arrest this week has effectively ended any chance he had of becoming England manager.

The Portsmouth boss was questioned by police investigating alleged corruption on Wednesday and held a press conference yesterday where he denied any involvement and criticised the police's decision to raid his house at 6am.

He had been mentioned among the potential candidates to replace Steve McClaren as coach of the national team but today he told BBC Radio Solent: 'I'm not saying I would have got the job.

'But through no fault of my own, all this rubbish and disgusting treatment I've had has changed it all really.

'I'm not saying I was chasing the job, I love the job I do here, so it wasn't a case of me wanting to leave here.

'But it was nice that people were talking about how well I'd done and how good I am at my job.'