During the months after Fabio Capello walked away from England, it seemed abundantly clear that Redknapp was the favorite to get the job and fans and pundits alike wanted him as well.
However, when the FA announced that Roy Hodgson was the new manager it came as a surprise to many, but more surprisingly was the news that the Spurs boss was never even approached to discuss the position.
Redknapp told the BBC: "I would have taken it, but I was never approached. I love club football. I was relieved I didn't get offered it."
Redknapp has given his full backing to Roy Hodgson and believes it’s a great opportunity for a man of his caliber, adding: "It's a great opportunity for Roy."
While Redknapp is in Eastern Europe offering his services as a pundit for the BBC, he heard the news that the mother of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy passed away, which has put his contract talks on hold.
"He has more important things on his mind," he remarked.