Crouch backs Harry credentials
Peter Crouch has talked up the possibility of Harry Redknapp replacing England boss Fabio Capello.
Last Updated: 11/12/10 11:57am
Peter Crouch has talked up the possibility of Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp stepping into the England hot seat after Fabio Capello.
But the England striker admits he does not want the 63-year-old to leave White Hart Lane.
Crouch, 29, is loving life under Redknapp as Spurs look to challenge for another top-four finish this season as well as enjoying their UEFA Champions League adventure.
Although he has huge respect for Capello, Crouch believes the man management style of his club boss brings out the best in him.
And he thinks Redknapp's personal qualities would be well suited to the top job in English football.
Crouch said: "They (Redknapp and Capello) are very different. I watched Fabio Capello's style with his AC Milan teams - I've got great respect for him.
"He's similar to Rafa Benitez in the way he'll treat you, whereas Harry will speak to you and put an arm round you.
"Harry will talk to you whether you've had an awful game or a good game, whereas maybe Capello is a bit more aloof.
"Every country has a different mentality. With Harry he knows how to get the best out of me.
"He'll talk to me and be honest with me whether I've had a good or a bad game. Harry's way suits me.
"People talk about an Englishman being England manager and at the moment there's no one better than Harry.
"He's got Tottenham doing fantastically well and for me I want him to stay for as long as possible."