QPR manager Harry Redknapp has criticised football's governing body in his new book, which is currently being serialised in the Daily Mail.
The former Spurs manager said: "I would not trust them to show me a good manager if their lives depended on it."
After Fabio Capello left his post as England manager in February 2012, many tipped Redknapp to take over the position. Throughout the saga, the former Portsmouth and Southampton manager refused to be drawn on the speculation, instead remaining relatively quiet.
However, the QPR manager was clearly surprised that he was overlooked for the job of managing the national side.
"I’ll admit, I thought it was mine. Everyone seemed so certain, everyone I had met from all parts of the game seemed utterly convinced it was my job," he added.
But it wasn't to be, the FA never interviewed Redknapp, instead choosing Roy Hodgson, the then manager of West Bromwich Albion.
In reference to the appointment of Hodgson, Redknapp said: "The FA went for Roy Hodgson to be the England manager — a man who is more their cup of tea."
Having just said that the FA would not know a good manager if their lives depended on it, some may perceive Redknapp's words as criticism of Hodgson.
Yet Redknapp also praised the former Fulham manager's credentials, admitting that he will 'keep England organised.'
If Redknapp had any hopes of managing England after Hodgson's tenure ends, he may have significantly diminished his chances what with the strong words that he uses against the group of people who would be his employers.
In the meantime, Redknapp will continue in his efforts to restore QPR's Premier League status - they currently sit joint-top of the Championship table.
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