Redknapp Wants Paul Scholes to Play in Euro 2012

by Punter's Hero on February 13, 2012

in Football, Latest News

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is expected to be offered the position as the manager of the English national team by the FA in the coming days after Fabio Capello handed in his resignation last week. If that happens, and he accepts, then he will attempt to get 37-year old Paul Scholes back on the team. The Manchester United midfielder resigned from the national team after the 2004 European Championship. The main reason for leaving the team was that he wanted to be able to spend more time with his family but also due to the fact that he did not like that he was placed on the outer midfield by Sven-Goran Eriksson who was the manager at that time. Fabio Capello tried to convince the veteran to return to the team during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa without having any success. Scoles later told the press that he would have accepted the offer if he would have been asked at an earlier time.

The Amazing Comeback

Last summer Paul Scholes decided to retire from international football but after the very successful comeback with Manchester United he is once again a very hot topic when it comes to the English national team rooster.

In an interview with The Guardian Harry Redknapp didn’t hold back on his feeling about Paul Scholes;

“Let’s be honest, you would love to have Paul Scholes in the Euros this year,” he said. “He’d be in your team, he’s that good. Whoever’s there would love to take him, I’m sure. You’d love him to play. He plays like the Spaniards, like Xavi [Hernández] or [Andrés] Iniesta. He does not give the ball away.”

Supporters of the English national team have a couple of exciting days ahead of them as they are waiting to see who will take over as the manager and if that person will be able to persuade Paul Scholes to make a comeback.


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