Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson understands Spurs fans' desperation to keep Harry Redknapp at the club.

The Spurs boss has been red hot favourite to take over the England job following Fabio Capello's shock resignation last week.

Redknapp has long been linked with the England post. But, following the fallout of the John Terry racial abuse scandal, the position has become available much earlier than anticipated.

And, after being found not guilty of tax evasion at Southwark Crown Court, the path appears clear for the popular 64-year-old to take the Three Lions hot-seat.

But, after chanting his name throughout Spurs' 5-0 demolition of Newcastle, Redknapp was left in no doubt about the supporters' desire for him to remain at White Hart Lane.

 

And Dawson, having watched Redknapp drag the North London club from relegation candidates to title contenders in just over three years, cannot blame the Spurs faithful for wanting the former Portsmouth manager to stay put.

He told SkySports: "I think they realise what he has done since he came in.

"We were in a bad situation, we were in a bad position in the league table, and the players, a lot of whom are here now, were playing below par.

"He has lifted everyone, so of course the fans are going to be happy when we are putting on performances like we did on Saturday and when they see where we are in the league table."

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