Brendan Rodgers denies Redknapp England claims

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has denied claims he agreed to become Harry Redknapp's assistant at England, reports Sky Sports.  

Redknapp recently said in his autobiography that the former Swansea boss would have joined him in the national team setup  - had he got the managers job. 

Roy Hodgson was a surprise appointment as England manager in 2012, with the former Tottenham coach Redknapp the favourite for the job.

And now Rodgers has claimed he was asked, but never gave a definite yes.

"My version was that in April, when I was manager at Swansea, Harry had asked me after the game when we played," said Rodgers.

"He pulled me aside and it was a unique conversation because he was obviously very confident - as was the nation - he was going to be offered the national team job.

"Here was a Premier League manager asking another Premier League manager to come and work with him at the European Championships.

"It was a quick conversation. I was aware he was very keen for me to team up with him if he was given the role.

"There was no decision either way. Out of the respect I have for Harry I was going to consider it.

Rodgers went on to leave Swansea for Liverpool but admits he would have considered the offer from Redknapp.

"He is a wonderful chemist, he knows what he wants from a team, knows the types of players and knows the exciting type of football and I think he wanted someone to come and implement those ideas." continued Rodgers. 

"There was no answer yes or no but I would have considered it for him.

"Obviously at the end of it all it was irrelevant as the job was given to Roy (Hodgson) and he has done a brilliant job.

"I was really happy at Swansea. I had spoken to them about the possibility but it was something that after the appointment was made there were no further thoughts on it.

"I saw that if it was to happen it would be a unique opportunity to show British players could play football: they are technically and tactically very strong they just need that support and confidence to go and play that way."

The appointment of Hodgson over Redknapp has proven to be a wise decision, with the former West Brom manager having guided The Three Lions to next summer's World Cup this week.

Rodger's continues with trying to take Liverpool back into the Champions League this weekend as his side travel to St. James Park to face Newcastle in the Premier League, whilst Redknapp travels across London to see his Queens Park Rangers side face Millwall in the Championship. 

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