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Neil Warnock: Capello should have been sacked
WARNOCK: CAPELLO SHOULD'VE GONE
Neil Warnock insists Fabio Capello should have been sacked as England manager after last year's World Cup and has reiterated his desire to see Harry Redknapp in the role.
Italian Capello is set to step down as Three Lions boss after next summer's European Championship in Poland and Ukraine, with the FA thought to be seeking an English manager as his successor.
QPR boss Warnock believes Capello should have been shown the door after England's disastrous campaign in South Africa to give a new manager the chance to turn things around without the pressure of an impending showpiece tournament.
And the Yorkshireman feels Tottenham boss Redknapp would have been, and still is, a perfect fit for the role.
"I never agreed with Capello's appointment and certainly not the money he is paid. That is little more than scandalous," he told The Sun.
"They should have let Capello go then (after the World Cup) - and not just for financial reasons. It was a wonderful chance to make a clean break and bring in someone like Harry.
"By making a clear statement of intent about what we were doing and, more importantly, why we were doing it, the FA would have taken away a lot of the fear.
"They should have also taken the bull by the horns and embarked on a two-year cycle of experimentation where the results were not the paramount concern."
England will face Spain in a friendly on Saturday and Sweden next week as they continue their preparations for Euro 2012 after qualifying last month.
But Warnock does not have high hopes for Capello's side in next year's tournament, adding: "England have no chance of winning anything at the moment.
"In fact, I can't see them even challenging in the forseeable future."
The QPR boss believes Redknapp's man-management skills would give him the edge in the England role, insisting a good-humoured relationship with the players is key.
He added: "The England job is one of man-management, getting your message across - and having a bit of fun.
"We should never minimise the role banter and leg-pulling plays in the dressing-room and on the training-field. Humour is so important in this game - even more so at international level.
"That is one of Harry's great strengths. He understands players, he knows what makes them tick, knows how to get the best out of them and knows how to make them laugh. He always says management is not rocket science - and he's right."