Redknapp favorite, Beckham in mix for England job

MAX SHARP Associated Press Published:

LONDON (AP) -- Harry Redknapp is already the favorite, and even David Beckham is in the mix.

A day after Fabio Capello resigned as coach of England's national team, British bookmakers installed Redknapp as the man most likely to take the job.

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is also among the candidates, along with interim England coach Stuart Pearce, Roy Hodgson, Guus Hiddink, Martin O'Neill and Arsene Wenger. Beckham, who recently signed a contract extension to play with the Los Angeles Galaxy, is a long shot but still among the names being thrown about.

Whoever it is, an English or British coach is preferred following the Italian's exit.