Harry Redknapp, the man largely tipped to be the next England manager, has given his first statement regarding the his future following the shock resignation of Fabio Capello.
Speaking to the BBC, Redknapp said "I was shocked. I was surprised. We knew he would leave in summer. I didn't expect it to happen now.
"Tottenham have been fantastic. The fans were great in the Wigan game.
"It wouldn't be right to focus on anything else other than Tottenham. That's my focus.
"I never thought about it [the England job]. They [the FA] will make whatever decision they want to make and hopefully be right for the country."
The former England manager Capello was under severe pressure after his comments to an Italian television station in which he commented on the John Terry captaincy scandal. The FA decision to remove the England team captaincy from John Terry after the Chelsea defender's trial for allegedly racially abusing Queens Park Rangers' defender Anton Ferdinand, caused a stir between Capello and the FA, with the Italian saying "I thought it was right that Terry should keep the captain's armband."