London: The head of the English Football Association has hailed Harry Redknapp's "amazing" work at Tottenham while saying the vacant national team job is best suited to an older coach.
Following Fabio Capello's sudden resignation on Wednesday, the 64-year-old Redknapp is the main contender to lead England at the European Championships in four months.
Amid an outpouring of support from England players for Redknapp, though, the FA has avoided anointing him publicly before making an approach to Tottenham.
But, for the first time since Capello walked out of England, FA chairman David Bernstein has spoken publicly of his admiration for Redknapp and said "it would be nice to reflect the national mood."...more
04:11 PM, Feb 12, 2012
London: Fabio Capello's decision to quit as England coach might just be another example of the pragmatism that has defined his managerial career. Publicly dismayed by the Football Association's decision to fire John Terry as captain without his agreement, Capello was facing the possibility of taking an unhappy and unsettled squad to this year's European Championship. He had already suffered widespread public criticism following the 2010 World Cup, when his...
10:03 AM, Feb 09, 2012
Barcelona: David Villa has only a slim chance of playing for Barcelona again this season and could also miss the 2012 European Championship after undergoing surgery on his broken leg on Monday. One of the doctors who performed the operation said the 30-year-old Spain striker would be sidelined for four to five months. "The chances (of him playing this season) are slim, but it cannot be ruled out," Dr. Ramon...
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