Interesting that Sir Trevor Brooking was one of the FA men who opted for Roy Hodgson over Harry Redknapp, as he would have known all about Harry's record at West Ham. No denying that getting West Ham to fifth was a great achievement, though Harry's methods often involved a heavy transfer policy to "freshen up the dressing room", which you can't do at international level. And in terms of cup success, Harry never got beyond the semi-final of the League Cup with WHU. He won the FA Cup at Pompey, but sadly this bankrupted the club, and then went on to get Spurs into the Champions League. A good record, but Hodgson's achievements at Fulham were also fantastic. He even made Paul Konchesky and John Pantsil look better than they were.
Redknapp would have been a good short-term motivational fix for England, but Hodgson has more experience worldwide and has managed at international level. Don't think he's a bad choice at all. And Woy's also a fan of highbrow literature by Sebastian Faulks, who is of course a West Ham fan.
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