Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has played down Harry Redknapp’s assertion he agreed to become his assistant if he got the England job but admits he would have considered the offer. Press Association “My version was that April when I was manager at Swansea, Harry had asked me after the game when we played,” he said. “He pulled me aside and it was a unique conversation because he was obviously very confident – as was the nation – he was going to be offered the national team job. “Here was a Premier League manager asking another Premier League manager to come and work with him at the European Championships. “It was a quick conversation. I was aware he was very keen for me to team up with him if he was given the role. “There was no decision either way. Out of the respect I have for Harry I was going to consider it. “He is a wonderful chemist, he knows what he wants from a team, knows the types of players and knows the exciting type of football and I think he wanted someone to come and implement those ideas. “There was no answer yes or no but I would have considered it for him. “Obviously at the end of it all it was irrelevant as the job was given to Roy and he has done a brilliant job. “I was really happy at Swansea. I had spoken to them about the possibility but it was something that after the appointment was made there were no further thoughts on it. “I saw that if it was to happen it would be a unique opportunity to show British players could play football: they are technically and tactically very strong they just need that support and confidence to go and play that way.” In his recently-published autobiography, Redknapp claimed the Northern Irishman accepted his proposal, which was made when the then Tottenham boss was hot favourite to become Fabio Capello’s successor. However, Rodgers said it never got as far as that.
The 5-day cycling extravaganza which will hold from August 18-23 is expected to attract over 200 cyclists from the 36 states of the federation and Abuja.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Organisers of the Edo state Cycling Tour have named a 12-man Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the championship slated to hold in the state next month, spokesman of the event, Osaretin Emuze sad last night.According to Emuze, the CEO of Neo Media, Mr Ehi Braimah is the Chairman of the LOC and he will be supported by two Vice Chairmen, the Edo state commissioner for Tourism and Culture, Osaze Osemwegie-Ero as first vice chairman and his Sports, Youth and Special Duties counterpart, Mika Amonokhai as second vice.Other members of the Committee are Bashir Mohammed, the Technical Director of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria, CFN, Shama Alitu Makpa, secretary general of CFN, Osaretin Emuze, Patrick Omorodion, Vincent Braimah as well as three others to be nominated by Edo state.