Euro 2012: How Harry Redknapp as Boss Could Affect England's 23-Man Squad

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Euro 2012: How Harry Redknapp as Boss Could Affect England's 23-Man Squad
Redknapp is odds-on favourite to succeed Fabio Capello as full-time England boss

Wednesday 8th February, 2012 will be a day forever remembered by football fans as one in which the stars aligned and Harry Redknapp effectively became the next England manager.

Just before lunchtime (GMT), the Spurs boss and former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric, were shockingly acquitted of tax evasion by Southwark Crown Court and subsequently avoided custodial sentences, for what many believed to be a stone-wall case for the prosecution.

In an eerie twist of fate, just a few hours later across London at FA headquarters, Fabio Capello headed to a meeting with FA chairman David Bernstein for what was supposed to be "clear the air talks." Supposedly regarding the England manager's stance toward the sacking of John Terry in a recent interview for Italian television.

At approximately 8 p.m., news broke that the Italian had resigned from his post as England coach, just three months away from the 2012 European Championship finals in Poland and Ukraine.

By Thursday morning, bookmakers had already ceased betting activity on Redknapp to replace the former Real Madrid boss, having seen prices slashed on Wednesday, from 9/2, down to as little as 1/10 on favourite.

This slideshow will examine the potential 23-man squad Harry Redknapp could select for the Euro finals in June; taking into account his history with certain players but also his current role as manager of Tottenham Hotspur.

Each position of the pitch has been broken down with prospective candidates given a short once-over and odds of actually featuring in a potential England 23 selected by Harry.

Please be aware that this is by no means a definitive list of EVERY English player who could theoretically play for England, instead it is just an overview of realistic candidates for inclusion in the squad and the reasoning behind this.

 

Thanks in advance for reading!

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