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Harry Redknapp critical of Football Association

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Redknapp far from happy with FA snub. (©GettyImages)
Redknapp far from happy with FA snub. (©GettyImages).

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has slammed the Football Association, claiming the bosses of English football 'do not have a clue'.

The former Spurs boss has claimed that senior officials within the FA do not have the right credentials or knowledge to pick the right man for the England job.

Redknapp was of-course overlooked for the England position in the past, with the FA opting for Roy Hodgson to succeed Fabio Capello instead.

Already, it seems like a sour punch at the FA from Redknapp, who seems to be showing signs of bitterness through not getting the job himself. 

In his autobiography, Redknapp claimed: "I would not trust the FA to pick and England manager if their lives depended on it."

That is some attack on the FA by the highly-respected manager. But, contradictory to his comments, Redknapp does claim that he is not holding a grudge against Hodgson for getting the job ahead of him. 

Redknapp has even further claimed that many England senior players messaged him with their desire to have him as England manager. Players including captain Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney.

It really does sound as if Redknapp is still sore from not getting the job, more than a year after Hodgson was appointed manager.

A very important question that needs to be asked is, why has Redknapp waited so long to say how he truly feels about the FA? What has changed?

The timing of his comments are strange. Perhaps England's lacklustre and average performances have got Redknapp thinking he could do a better job, so instead of directly attacking Hodgson, he's attacked the FA instead.

Ultimately, the final decision to appoint the manager of England does lie with the FA, so as fans, whoever gets chosen has to be accepted because it can not be changed. 

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