Harry focused on Spurs
Harry Redknapp is focused on Spurs and is not side-tracking himself with talk over succeeding Fabio Capello as England head coach.
Last Updated: 15/12/11 7:20am
Harry Redknapp is focused on his job at Tottenham and is not side-tracking himself with talk over succeeding Fabio Capello as England head coach.
The White Hart Lane tactician is one of the front-runners to replace the Italian when he stands down following Euro 2012 next summer.
Calls for the 64-year-old to replace Capello have only been heightened by his success at Spurs this year, where he has led the club to fourth in the Premier League.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy revealed Redknapp had given him assurances that he was not "at this present time" thinking about replacing Capello, sentiments the ex-West Ham manager has now all but confirmed.
When asked where he stood on the prospect of becoming national manager, Redknapp replied: "Nowhere really. I just have a job to do here.
"I just have to get on with my job. That's all I can do. I don't know what will happen at the end of the season, if anything does.
"I don't look that far ahead really. I am not a person who thinks about next year or the year after, (if you do that) you start wishing your life away.
"I am only looking at what I am doing now. I have to keep focused on Tottenham. The only thing that enters my mind is getting them back in the Champions League."
Meanwhile, Redknapp admits that he could be tempted into the transfer market.
"If someone came along who we felt was special, someone who could make the difference, I think we would go for him," he said.
"The chairman would back me all the way if it was someone who we felt could take us that extra little bit forward."
Redknapp admits that a player like Manchester City's wantaway striker Carlos Tevez fits the bill in terms of what he is looking for, but despite being linked with the player, the former Portsmouth manager thinks a move for the Argentina hitman is very unlikely.
"He is a special player, the type of player who could make the difference, but I wouldn't think that's a real possibility," he said.