Harry Redknapp remained tight-lipped about becoming the next England manager Thursday despite being installed as the overwhelming favourite to succeed Fabio Capello following the Italian's shock resignation.
"I don't know anything about the England job," Tottenham Hotspur manager Redknapp told Sky Sports on Thursday. "I've not even thought about it, I've got a job to do for Tottenham... Tottenham is my focus."
Capello quit on Wednesday following a row with the Football Association over the decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy.
His exit capped an extraordinary day for English football, coming just hours after Redknapp was cleared of all charges following a trial for tax evasion.
Redknapp said he was stunned by the Italian's decision, made after Capello criticised the FA for stripping Terry of the captaincy on the grounds the Chelsea defender still faces criminal charges of racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand in a case that won't be settled until after Euro 2012.
"I was shocked, I was surprised, I didn't expect that to happen," said Redknapp. "We knew he (Capello) was going to leave in the summer (after Euro 2012), but I didn't expect it to happen now."