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Pearce Doing The Ground Work For Redknapp Ahead Of Euro 2012?

With the European Championships fast approaching, it seems that interim manager Stuart Pearce is doing the ground work ready for another manager to step in.

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Future England manager?

This summers European Championships are fast approaching and England are still a national without a leader. Fabio Capello walked out on one of the best paid managerial jobs in world football nearly two months ago, and the FA have yet to replace the Italian tactician. However, a quick look at the Euro 2012 odds shows us that the bookies still believe England have a chance this summer, with most placing us as fourth favourites behind Spain, Germany and Holland.

Ask the English public, pundits, players and managers alike who they want to manage England this summer, and the majority would say Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp. The backing for Redknapp has been overwhelming, if not a little disrespectful towards Spurs. Afterall, he is still their manager and in the middle of a very important season for the North Londoners.

The FA have done their best to nullify things by gagging Premier League managers from discussing who they think should take over from Capello, after several high profile managers including Sir Alex Ferguson gave their public backing to Redknapp. But the clamour for ‘Arry remains as strong as ever and most would be majorly surprised should he not lead England into the Euro’s this summer.

However, the Guardian reported yesterday that interim boss Stuart Pearce has his feet firmly under the table at FA headquarters and is making preparations for the up-coming championships as if he were the man who will be in charge. Pearce is said to have taken it upon himself to arrange meetings with club managers to discuss the form and fitness of players, is taking regular trips to watch players in action, and he has even been involved in a letter that the FA has sent to potential squad members informing them that they are under consideration.

The report claims that Pearce is now preparing himself for two possible scenarios. The first is that he gets the job full-time, which may not go down too well amongst the English public. The second is that he names the squad and someone else comes in shortly before the tournament begins.

I really can’t see Pearce being given the job. He himself has already said he doesn’t have enough experience yet. It’s more likely that Pearce is being tasked with doing all the running and making the preparations ready for another man to step in at the end of the season. Unfortunately for Tottenham fans, i really can’t see that man being anyone other than Harry Redknapp.

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