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England job is a poisoned chalice for Harry

They say you should be careful what you wish for. The day is about to arrive when Harry Redknapp will pick up the poisoned chalice that is the England football team manager's job.

It's only fair to warn him that his recent discomfort during his court case will be a cheese and wine soiree compared with what he can expect as the honeymoon period reaches its inevitable end.

Yet, let's get two things straight. First, Fabio Capello has the highest win-ratio of any England manager - ever. Second, if you placed the football management CVs of Capello and Redknapp side by side it would be akin to placing a Ferrari next to a caravan.

DEREK ROSS

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