Harry Redknapp
Redknapp will take time to digest the drama over the last few weeks.

Jamie Redknapp has insisted that his father Harry will take some time to digest all of the drama of the last few weeks before making any decision to leave Tottenham for the currently vacant England post.

Fabio Capello resigned midweek after being unable to come to an agreement with the FA over John Terry's captaincy. The England managerial position is now open, and betting odds for Redknapp have been suspended as players and pundits all tip the Englishman to take over the role.

The developments cap off a drama-filled few weeks for Redknapp, as the Tottenham manager was cleared of tax evasion, and made his return to Spurs as they prepare to face Newcastle in a fight to keep their surprise title chances alive.

And Jamie, who himself is a pundit on Sky Sports, believes that his father is happy at Tottenham whether the England job is available or not.

"The attention has switched to my dad and everyone's talking about him being the next England manager," Redknapp told the network. "He is the outstanding candidate and everyone wants my dad to do it, but it is up to him what he wants to do.

"The last few weeks might have changed everything; he'll take some time to digest what's gone on and enjoy his football again.

"If his ambition is to manage England and England want him, I'm sure that will be the case, but at the moment he's very happy working with Tottenham.

"They've showed him fantastic support during the trial; they've gone there every day. It will be difficult for him to decide what he wants to do."

England players endorsed Redknapp for the England job on Thursday as news broke of Capell's resignation, with Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney all name checking the former Portsmouth manager to take on what is typically considered to be one of the most high-pressure jobs in world football.

And Jamie revealed that he thinks Capello's downfall was in his lack of passion for the England job; a passion which the former Liverpool midfielder believes can only be found with a manager who is homegrown.

"He's obviously a very good manager but I never felt the job meant everything to him, and now it's the right time to have an English manager," he said.