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Redknapp: No England contact

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Harry Redknapp has confirmed he has yet to speak to the Football Association regarding the vacant England manager's job.

Fabio Capello relinquished his position last week after a disagreement with the FA following their treatment of John Terry as the Chelsea captain faces allegations of racism.

Stuart Pearce will taken temporary charge of the national side for this month's friendly encounter with Holland at Wembley, while the search for a long-term replacement for Capello has begun.

Redknapp is the clear favourite for the job - with both the bookies and the public - amid clamour for an English manager to succeed Capello.

The Tottenham manager, though, insists he is fully focused on his job at White Hart Lane, and has not spoken to anyone regarding England.

"I've not spoken to anybody - I'm not going to rule myself out but I've not been ruled in either," Redknapp said ahead of the FA Cup tie at Stevenage.

"I've just been thinking about Stevenage all week."

Redknapp was also forced to clarify comments he made in an interview with Abu Dhabi Sports claiming it may be possible to do the job on part-time basis.

"I was asked if could someone could do it just for Euros," he explained.

"In the long term it couldn't be done part-time, it would have be done full-time. You couldn't run any club in any country in the world and do that job as well."

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