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What a week for English football.

Fabio Capello, the England manager, resigned from his £6 millions-a-year job just four months before the start of Euro 2012.

The Italian had been at loggerheads with the English FA for going over his head to remove John Terry as Three Lions skipper.

Capello was later quoted by the media in his home country as saying the board had insulted him.

In that case, maybe he was right to resign; maybe he would be fired anyway.

Sir Alex Ferguson often says no one is bigger than the manager, and he's right because they pick the team that goes onto the pitch; he's the head of everything you stand for. And, besides, you have to listen to what Fergie says because his record speaks for itself.

I still feel the FA should have waited until after the Euros as Capello was due to step down after the competition anyway.

To be fair, Capello had a pretty good record as England boss, winning 28 games, drawing six and losing eight.

I know that Terry's case was a legal matter but I feel it should have been resolved long before the Euros so everyone could move on.

It will be interesting to see who replaces him with and whether they will go with an Englishman.

If so, there's only one man for me. Yes, Harry Redknapp, my former West Ham team-mate, deserves a crack at a job he has yearned after for a long time.

Harry's certainly the people's choice to take the England reins. He's an excellent man manager and has an ability to handle top players. I get the feeling players enjoy playing for Harry (who was cleared of tax evasion charges this week).

I know people have talked about Alan Pardew and Stuart Pearce as possible candidates but, for me, they can't hold a torch to Harry.

This weekend will see Ivory Coast take on Zambia in the final of the African Nations Cup. I must say, I was very surprised Zambia managed to beat Ghana.

A few years ago Zambia were below Bermuda in the FIFA rankings, and our junior teams have been over there and beaten them.

In the Premier League this weekend Liverpool go to Manchester United, which will see Luis Suarez face Patrice Evra. Let's just hope the United fans treat him with respect and let the game do their talking.

Chelsea travel to Everton, and they are a very hard team to beat at home.

If Chelsea go to Goodison Park with the mentality they had last week they will lose. The second half of the United game they played so slow it allowed United to get in the game and almost win it.

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Published February 11, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated February 11, 2012 at 8:08 am)

Harry Redknapp is the right man for England post

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