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Harry Redknapp ‘Not Sure’ of Taking England Job: Soccer Roundup

March 13, 2012

The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.

Redknapp in Doubt

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp isn’t sure he wants to succeed England boss Fabio Capello, the Sun reported.

Stuart Pearce took over as caretaker of the national team after Capello quit in February. Redknapp is one of the favorites to succeed the Italian.

“I’m not sure,” the paper quoted Redknapp as saying in French newspaper L’Equipe. “I have a very good job at Tottenham today and I like it. But I do not know. We will wait and see.”

Sterling Spurs-Bound?

Tottenham Hotspur may make a move for Liverpool player Raheem Sterling this summer, the Daily Mail reported.

The England Under-18 player has yet to make his debut for the first team after he was purchased from Queens Park Rangers in 2012 for 500,000 pounds ($783,000).

Villa Chasing Pogrebnyak

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish wants to sign Fulham striker Pavel Pogrebnyak, the Daily Mirror reported.

McLeish has already made contact with the representatives of the 28-year-old Russian, who will be a free agent once his short-term loan from Stuttgart finishes in May.

Kenny’s Defense

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has defended his record at the club, saying sponsorship agreements are as important as wins, the Guardian reported.

“There are many ways you can judge a season and the best way is progress at the football club as a whole,” the paper quoted Dalglish as saying. “You go off the pitch and see how much money we are getting through sponsorship and kit deals.”

Liverpool has won two of their previous 11 league games.

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