Redknapp suggests Klopp for England – but what are the odds?

Published by on November 11, 2016

Gareth Southgate will do his England chances the world of good with wins against Scotland and Spain this week.

Yet, unfortunately, and perhaps unfairly for the former Middlesbrough boss, you just get the feeling he isn’t the FA’s candidate of choice.

Southgate filled the void left by Sam Allardyce, having to temporarily leave his England under-21 side in the process.

Despite all this, though, other names are still in the frame to take the job on a permanent basis.

Harry Redknapp has been having his say on the potential candidates, and spotted one obvious issue with one of them, per the Daily Mail:

“They were talking about Ralf Rangnick, a German bloke I’d hardly heard of. What’s he done? Why should he be manager of England? Would the Germans have an English manager? Not a chance.”

However, he quickly added:

‘Maybe Jurgen Klopp would be OK. I do like Klopp’s personality. It looks like the Liverpool players want to play for him. But it should be English. You could go for Sean Dyche, he’s getting blood from a stone at Burnley.”


Jurgen Klopp as England manager? Stranger things have happened. Before the tears start to form in the eyes of Liverpool fans, though, there’s good news on the odds front.

Coral rate the likelihood of that actually happening at 66/1. Let’s face it, it’s only because it’s being talked about that they’ve got to have odds on it at all, but the chances are so slim.

Liverpool are top of the league and finally playing the kind of football Klopp demands of them. Why would he leave that project for the poisoned chalice of England?