David Beckham endorses Harry Redknapp’s England claims

David Beckham feels Harry Redknapp’s managerial skills are out of the top drawer

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David Beckham has thrown his support behind England managerial favourite Harry Redknapp.

Redknapp is the bookmakers and fans’ favourite to replace the departed Fabio Capello, with his proven ability to get the best out of his players putting him at the top of the pecking order.

The 64-year-old is contracted to Tottenham and said this week that it would be “unfair” to walk out on the club mid-way through the season, although he did leave the door ajar by suggesting club and international roles could be combined on a short-term basis.

The FA is keen to have a new boss in place in the weeks following this month’s friendly with Netherlands, and it would appear that Beckham would throw his support behind Redknapp.

“Harry Redknapp is a great man and a great manager,” Beckham, who has 115 England caps to his name, said. “His man-management is incredible.

“I know players that have played under him, I’ve trained under him, and he is not just a great manager but a great person as well.

“At present he is Tottenham manager, he has done an incredible job with the team there.”

Redknapp was found not guilty in a recent tax evasion case and Beckham feels it can only be of benefit to be free of the uncertainty.

He said: “With everything he has had going on in the past few years, it is good for that to be out of the way.”

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