Friday 10 February 2012 by Spacey

How much would I get to spend on new players, Redknapp asks FA


Harry Redknapp, the bookmakers’ favourite to take over the position of England manager following the resignation of Fabio Capello, has asked the FA to confirm how much money he will be given to spend on new players if he takes the job.

Redknapp confirmed he would be interested in bringing in a number of new players, with Welshman Gareth Bale, Dutchman Rafael van der Vaart and as many Spanish or Brazilian sounding players as possible rumoured to be at the top of his childishly written wish list.

The current Spurs manager has received backing from current England internationals Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney and a mystery striker who referred to himself as Emilio Heskinho

“The problem with England is that their transfer policy consists entirely of getting in English players, which is fine, but if you want to compete on the World stage then you need a little bit extra,” Redknapp told reporters at a press conference held through an open car window.

“I would be looking for the FA to confirm that they would give me the vast amounts of money that I would need to bring in the players that would make England competitive.”

Redknapp transfer demands

Former England players Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker have also backed Redknapp to fill the vacant managerial role, claiming he has the required experience and skills to take the national side forward.

“Harry has got all the attributes necessary to be a successful manager,” said Shearer.

“He’s got a pre-existing heart condition and involvement in suspect financial dealings before he even starts the job.”

“If anyone can take on an impossible role that will ultimately end up with their reputation laying in tatters, then Harry can.”

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