Lampard backs uncle Harry to become next England boss

Frank and Harry

Frank and Harry

England’s latest captain, Frank Lampard has backed his uncle, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp to become the next England manager.

Lampard, who took over the captains responsibilities in the absence of injured captain and vice captains Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard in last week’s 2-1 win against Denmark in Copenhagen, feels his uncle would be the perfect replacement when Capello steps down.

Fabio Capello has already announced that he will not extend his contract beyond the European Championships in the summer of 2012, and Harry Redknapp is favourite to take over.

Lampard supports the potential change, saying, “It’s for him and the FA to decide but it’d be nice if it were an English manager.

“At the moment, Harry’s doing a fantastic job at Spurs and if he has an opportunity to manage England, I’m sure he’d be an outstanding manager.

“But, at the moment, we have to play for Capello and we have to win something.”

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