Date: 26th November 2007 at 12:17am
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In typical Harry Redknapp fashion he has played down his own chances of getting the England job, saying that the FA ‘would not offer him it’ but he is refusing to rule out the post, with his latest thoughts being that you would ‘have to be a traitor’ to turn down the national job.

The backing that Redknapp is receiving from all quarters is growing all the time and the more people that ‘rule themselves out’ the greater his chances get – even his own Pompey players are now backing him, talking to The Telegraph England’s ‘nemesis’ Niko Kranjcar said: ‘He has an international team at Portsmouth.

‘It would be sad to lose him but I would be happy for him because I think he would love the job and I think he would be very good.

‘He likes to play football; he likes to keep the ball.

‘I also heard from Slaven Bilic and the players who played under him.

‘He was one of the big reasons I came here. He has proved with his results at Pompey and West Ham that he can fill that position’.

I am getting quite concerned fellas as his backing is growing and growing. His man management and motivational skills are second to none and his experience cannot be bettered.

To be honest I would like Jose Mourinho to get the job, but I do not know what the score is with him? One minute it is claimed he does not want it, the next it is said he does, but until he is offered it one way of the other we will not know but I would like to see how special ‘the special one’ really is…

As an England fan I would love Redknapp to be the England manager as I think he would do a fantastic job, but as an even bigger Pompey fan I would love him to stay here even more as he still has to build on the amazing job he is doing here and I pray that he does – but I am getting a little worried!

It is crazy to think that possibly the best thing to have happened to England – our failure to qualify and Spineless Steve being sacked – could well turn out to be one of the worse things to happen for Pompey?

My biggest worry is that should the FA decide they do want to speak to him if Peter Storrie maintains the threat that Pompey ‘would refuse any such approach’ this could lead to all sorts of trouble…

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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