Euro 2012 - Bevington: No England manager talks yet

Wed, 29 Feb 08:54:00 2012

Club England managing director Adrian Bevington has said that neither Harry Redknapp nor any other manager has been approached about the vacant England job.

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Bevington told BBC Radio that while discussions had taken place within the FA about a successor for Fabio Capello, there was no rush to make an appointment.

"We haven't spoken to any individual or club at this stage," said Bevington.

"We're just ensuring we go about it in the right way and we are certainly not going to knee-jerk into anything."

Capello stepped down earlier this month from the role after disagreeing with the FA's decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy before the Chelsea defender's summer court appearance over a racially-aggravated public order offence.

England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce has stepped into the job in a caretaker capacity, and will lead the side for the first time in a friendly against the Netherlands on Wednesday night.

Pearce has said he would be happy to continue in the role and take the team to Euro 2012 this summer.

Bevington stated that the FA were acting with respect for managers whose teams were heading into the last part of a busy domestic schedule.

"Obviously we have been talking at length," Bevington added, "but we have to respect any managers and any clubs during this process and we will do so before we determine the path we want to follow.

"I don't want to put a time-frame on it.

"We do understand when we are without an England manager, and we are recruiting one, it is the biggest story in town - but as an organisation we are ensuring we are going about it the right way."

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