Redknapp to England 'not forgone conclusion'

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Tottenham director Sir Keith Mills has denied it is a 'forgone conclusion' that Harry Redknapp will leave Spurs to take up the vacant England manager's job.

Redknapp is the favourite to succeed Fabio Capello following the Italian's resignation on Wednesday evening after four years at the helm.

Capello's unwavering support for John Terry in the wake of the Chelsea defender John Terry being stripped of the England captaincy by the Football Association led the 65-year-old to quit his post.

On the same day, Redknapp was acquitted after a 13 day trial in which he was accused of tax evasion - a decision that seemingly paved the way for him to be appointed England boss.

However, despite some bookmakers suspending betting on Redknapp replacing Capello, Mills believes there is a chance the 64-year-old may remain at White Hart Lane.

"Harry needs to make a decision whether he'd like the job or to stay at Tottenham," the non-executive Spurs director said, according to

"I'm sure Harry won't be the only candidate. Whether Harry's approached or not is not a forgone conclusion."

Meanwhile, Jamie Redknapp says his dad is the 'outstanding candidate' to be named England boss, although claims to not have even discussed the possibility of Harry managing the national team.

"The attention has switched to my dad and everyone's talking about him being the next England manager," Jamie told

"He is the outstanding candidate and everyone wants my dad to do it, but it is up to him what he wants to do."

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