Harry can wait! FA have not spoken to Redknapp (or anyone in fact) about England job
The Football Association has not spoken to Harry Redknapp or anyone else about replacing Fabio Capello.
Club England managing director
Adrian Bevington said they were in no rush to make an appointment
despite having just 100 days before the start of the European Championship in
Poland and the Ukraine.
Harry Redknapp: Spurs boss flattered by England link
Capello quit on February 8 in the aftermath of the FA stripping John Terry of the England captaincy.
Tottenham boss Redknapp remains the firm favourite to succeed the Italian and admitted he was 'flattered' to be linked with the job.
The 64-year-old has received the backing of senior England players Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand.
But Bevington told BBC Radio 5 live: 'We haven't spoken to any individual or club at this stage.
We're just ensuring we go about it in the right way and we are certainly not going to knee-jerk into anything.
'I am not prepared to answer any questions on who it may or may not be.
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we have been talking at length but we have to respect any managers and
any clubs during this process and we will do so before we determine the
path we want to follow.
'I don't want to put a time-frame on it.
do understand when we are without an England manager, and we are
recruiting one, it is the biggest story in town – but as an organisation
we are ensuring we are going about it the right way.'
In a press conference held the day after Capello's departure, FA chairman David Bernstein said the governing body wanted the recruitment process to be done 'quickly and sensibly', but in a 'proper and professional' manner as this summer's Euro 2012 tournament looms.
England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce has taken temporary charge and will lead the senior side in Wednesday's friendly against Holland at Wembley.
Pearce says he is available to continue at the helm for Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.