Wednesday, 21st November, 2012
Ex-Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is considering an approach from the Ukrainian Football Federation (FFU) to take over as the country’s new national team boss.
The FFU confirmed in a statement yesterday that they wanted to speak to Redknapp about the role, calling the former Spurs boss "one of the best British coaches".
Now the 65-year-old is seriously thinking about taking charge of the Ukraine, with the aim of steering the country to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
"It is interesting", Redknapp told the BBC when asked about the Ukraine job.
"It is an exciting country with some good young players and some great teams and I am serious about it", he added.
Redknapp has been out of work since being sacked as Tottenham boss over the summer, with Portuguese Andre Villas-Boas appointed as his replacement at White Hart Lane.
Redknapp was in the running to take over as England manager, but that job eventually went to Roy Hodgson.
Were Redknapp to take the Ukraine post, he would find himself in the same 2014 World Cup qualifying group as England.
And Ukraine still have to face England for a second time in the group, following a 1-1 draw at Wembley in September.
England head to Kyiv on 10th September next year, as they bid to reach Brazil.
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