While everybody has been expecting the English FA to appoint Harry Redknapp as the new England manager sooner rather than later, it appears that there could well be another surprise candidate in the running. Rumour has it that West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson is also in the frame and FA chairman David Bernstein has confirmed that there is more than one person being looked at.
Bernstein explained, "We have arrived at a number of target names. I would call it a flexible list because it's not fixed in stone and we will react to how events unfold. Our next step is to narrow that target list down to a small number of key people we believe actually want the position. Most of the people we are looking at are in jobs and whatever we do we ought to try and do it in a way which enables clubs to finish their season with a minimum of disruption."
It is still expected that the English FA will still be looking to appoint Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp as the next England manager, with Harry completing the rest of this season with his current club. However, it seems that the speculation surrounding Harry as the England manager is having a negative effect on his team, who are being slowly caught by local rivals Arsenal in the Premier League.