He wriggled a little bit. He squirmed. He even tried ignoring the subject. But in the end, Harry Redknapp had to admit managing England is the ultimate job. Redknapp was also endorsed by Alex Ferguson just 45 minutes before he swept into the small meeting room at Spurs Lodge, Tottenham's training base in Chigwell.
"It has to be," said Redknapp, when asked if managing England was the ultimate. "But you also have to understand what a tough job it is. No-one has a magic wand and the list of top-class managers who have all gone in full of hope, people like Kevin Keegan, who did a fantastic job at Newcastle, and they all found it very, very difficult. "It's certainly not an easy job. Whoever takes that job has a real job on their hands."
Harry's the best man In the eyes of the press and the public, there is only one choice. The "right choice" as Ferguson put it. "There's no doubt Harry's the best man. He has good experience, the personality and knowledge of the game. He's changed the fortunes of every club he's been at," said Ferguson.