With the European Championship four months away, FA executives will create a shortlist of options if Redknapp cannot be lured away from White Hart Lane immediately as the replacement for Fabio Capello.
The Italian resigned Wednesday in a dispute with the FA, which stripped John Terry of the captaincy ahead of a trial on racial abuse charges.
Redknapp was expected to address the media on Friday to outline his England ambitions _ two days after being cleared of tax evasion charges that had threatened to derail his career.
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