No England approach for Redknapp

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Harry Redknapp maintains he has still not been approached over the vacant England manager's position.

Over two weeks have passed since Fabio Capello walked out on his job, but the FA appear ready to wait until after next week's friendly against Holland before making a move for their man, whether that be favourite Redknapp, or any of the other managers linked with the post.

"No, I haven't been approached," Redknapp said on Friday.

Redknapp has insisted that he will not leave Spurs, who currently sit third in the Barclays Premier League, before the end of the season, but maintains he would find it hard to turn the job down full-time.

England Under-21 and Olympic team manager Stuart Pearce will take charge of the national team for the Three Lions' friendly against Holland at Wembley on Wednesday and Redknapp is convinced that the former Manchester City boss will do a good job.

"I am sure he will do well," Redknapp said.

"I signed him as a player for West Ham and he was fantastic. I tried to sign him two years before but the chairman at West Ham at the time said 'he's too old Harry, he's finished'. Then he went to Newcastle, didn't do so great, but I took him to West Ham two years later and he was absolutely fantastic. He was top class."

Pearce is yet to name his captain for the friendly against Holland, which was rescheduled following last year's London riots.

Scott Parker is one of the bookmakers' favourites for the position and Redknapp thinks the Spurs midfielder would do a great job if given the armband.

"It's up to Stuart who he picks but Scotty would be a good captain," said Redknapp. "There are a lot of good candidates there but Scott has captained the team here a couple of times here this year and he is a fantastic boy, a great professional. You couldn't get a better boy. He is a top-class person and a top-class player."

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