MANCHESTER, England (AP) – Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says he has been told not to discuss potential candidates for the England coaching post if they are under contract at a Premier League side.
Ferguson has described Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp as the ideal replacement for the departed Fabio Capello, who quit as coach last month.
Ferguson says “the Premier League has written to me asking me not to talk about the England manager’s job. I don’t know why.”
League rules state club officials should not comment on other sides’ contracted employees.
A number of other Premier League managers, including Liverpool’s Kenny Dalglish and Newcastle’s Alan Pardew, have also backed Redknapp for England.
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