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Redknapp Tips Neville For England

Harry Redknapp thinks Gary Neville could eventually succeed Roy Hodgson as manager of England.

The defender, who won 85 international caps and retired from playing for Manchester United last year, has been made part of Hodgson's coaching team.

Redknapp believes Neville has the right background and rapport with the current group of players to become the next national team manager.

He said: "Its a great chance for him to get his foot in the door with the coaching and I'm sure they'll look at him over the next four years. Maybe look to groom him as a future England manager and maybe they see that as a road they could go down with him?

"We want to see a succession of English managers managing English football teams. There's no reason if he takes to it, and he proves he can do it, then there's no reason that can't be something that coupld happen to him in the future.

"But I'm sure there will be lots of other candidates around as well at that time, there's some outstanding young managers I think in the country at the moment."

Hodgson's contract with England runs for four years through to the end of the European Championships in 2016.