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Only an Englishman should be England boss: Wenger

October 15, 2011 - London

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that he will never be managing the England team.

"For me, the national team needs an English manager and I will never change that opinion for one minute. I keep to that exact principle and I think it is important for you as well. If a foreign manager wins a European Championship, you will say that it is not completely an English triumph," The Sun quoted Wenger, as saying.

"Harry Redknapp is a candidate, he is English, he is ready, he is happy to do it and you have already chosen him. So don't doubt too much what will happen," he added.

On being asked if France would ever have Redknapp as their manager, the Gunners chief laughed, saying: "Does he know the Marseillaise? Teach him that first."

Wenger also does not rate England among the favourites for Euro 2012, especially now that Wayne Rooney has been banned for three games.


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