Redknapp lined-up as next Ireland manager

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Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp could reportedly return to management with the Republic of Ireland, should Giovanni Trapattoni be relieved of his duties.

Trapattoni's future with Ireland is in doubt following a disastrous Euro 2012 campaign and a poor start to qualification for the World Cup, which included a 6-1 humiliation at home to Germany last week.

Ireland are now four points off the pace in Group C and even a morale boosting victory against the Faroe Islands on Tuesday may not be enough to save Trapattoni from the chop.

According to The Sun, ex-Spurs manager Redknapp is keen on the idea of succeeding the Italian veteran, and representatives have already been in touch with the FAI to discuss the potential vacancy.

The 65-year-old had been widely expected to replace Fabio Capello as England manager, but that job went to Roy Hodgson, but is now reported to be the top contender to become Ireland manager.

Redknapp has been out of work since he was somewhat surprisingly sacked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, having enjoyed three years of relative success at White Hart Lane.

The former Portsmouth boss twice led Spurs to fourth in the Premier League, although they ultimately missed out on a Champions League spot last season.

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