It’s a pretty futile task to find any headlines other than those pertaining to the question of the England manager’s job this morning but is it inevitable that Harry Redknapp is about to step into Fabio Capello’s expensive Italian shoes?
Virtually every newspaper and sports website is covering this and there are so many different claims as to what, if anything, has already been decided. Some stories suggest that the Harry is the FA’s man and it’s just a matter of sounding out the issue of compensation.
Other reports go further than that and claim that Daniel Levy is already looking for Redknapp’s replacement from Europe’s elite.
Another suggestion that is doing the rounds is that Harry will attempt to combine jobs at both club and country until after Euro 2012 but would that disrupt the campaigns of either?
Football fiction writers couldn’t have constructed a better script yesterday as Harry walked free from Southwark in the morning and Capello resigned just a few hours later. Newspaper editors would have been joyous too as their stories wrote themselves.
So is this just coincidence and are there really no other candidates or will Harry Redknapp really walk in to Lancaster Gate over the course of the next few days?