Originally Posted by Shoryuken
I'm not too sure if it's Redknapp 'getting' the job that's in question, it's whether Redknapp 'wanted' it. He's not in the greatest of health, and feels he is on the verge of acheiving something big with Tottenham - that he would be leaving an unfinished job.
Hodgson is the only other credible candidate, since the FA went and dug themselves into a hole by saying the next manager *had* to be English. He struggled at Liverpool, but saying that his successor hasn't exactly shone either, which suggests that may not all have been Roy's fault. Vastly experienced, with management experience in many footballing environments across Europe, he's as good a horse to back as any.
Names like Brendan Rogers and Ian Holloway have been mentioned after success over the past couple of seasons, but have yet to prove anything over a sustained period of time, which is where the FA went wrong in hiring Steve McLaren
after Middlesbrough had their run in the Europa League (and were promptly blown out of the water in the final by Sevilla, the first strong team they faced). It seems they have learnt from that anyway..
That seems to explain a lot. I really do like that hire though and I hope he does well.
I always find it difficult for a country to find their next manager from within the country. We were lucky in the US with Bradley and Arena, but as we were looking for the next manager it became apparent there really isnt a good fit other than Klinsmann. I think the same kind of goes with Ireland and Giovanni. As time goes on I think countries should look for the right manager not just one that comes from your country and if you get both then that's just getting your cake and eating it too.