7 Mar 2012

International Wire Story.

9:38 am on 7 March 2012

The Tottenham football manager Harry Redknapp has ruled himself out of the running to succeed sacked Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas.

Villas-Boas was sacked on Monday, a day after his side suffered a 1-nil defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

The loss was the latest in a string of league defeats that has left Chelsea off the pace in the race for a Champions League spot next season.

Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez are among the favourites to succeed the 34-year-old Portuguese, though Redknapp has also been linked with the job.... however he's not interested....

Redknapp thinks Mourinho, who won five trophies during a three-year spell at Chelsea, could return to Stamford Bridge, although luring the 49-year-old from his current employers Real Madrid may be difficult.....