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The French defender is happy with the FA's decision not to take Harry Redknapp from White Hart Lane, and has lauded the impact the Spurs boss has had on his own performances

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul has expressed his delight at the Football Association’s decision not to appoint Harry Redknapp as England manager.

The Spurs boss was widely tipped to be handed the Three Lions role but the FA opted to give the job to Roy West Brom's Roy Hodgson instead.

Frenchman Kaboul told the Express: “The last thing I wanted was Harry in charge [of England]. I know what he can achieve with teams and players.

5/6 Tottenham are now 5/6 with Paddy Power to finish third in the Premier League this season.

“He makes you confident. I think I’m having my best season because of him.”

Tottenham are still battling to secure Champions League football, having been tipped as potential title challengers following their blistering early season form, which subsequently fell away, coinciding with increased speculation about Redknapp and the England job.

Spurs could reclaim third place from Arsenal with victory away to Aston Villa on Sunday.

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