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The former Spurs boss was coy when questioned about the coaching role for which he and the likes of Pep Guardiola and Fabio Capello have been publicly shortlisted

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has described the vacant Russia national team position as a "fantastic job for someone", but insists that he is yet to be contacted by the Russian Football Union.

The RFU revealed its 13-man shortlist for the role on Tuesday, which included Redknapp, former Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola and ex-England manager Fabio Capello.

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The Englishman departed Tottenham last month after failing to secure Champions League football and spoke immediately of his desire to return to employment at the earliest opportunity.

Speaking to The Sun, Redknapp said: "I haven't been contacted but I'm sure it's a fantastic job for someone."

Dick Advocaat's decision to take the position at PSV Eindhoven came prior to the disappointing Euro 2012 campaign, allowing the RFU to begin its search almost immediately.

The RFU statement read: "The Russian Football Union has officially informed that the organisation plans to consult, in full compliance with the rules of Fifa and Uefa , the appointment of the head coach of Russian national team, with the following experts: Rafael Benitez, Anatoliy Byshovets, Marcelo Bielsa, Valery Gazzaev, Josep Guardiola, Fabio Capello, Andrei Kobelev, Yuri Krasnozhan, Marcello Lippi, Valery Nepomnyashchy, Nikolai Pisarev, Harry Redknapp and Yuri Semin."