Wembley: The English Football Association will not rush to hire Fabio Capello's successor ahead of this year's European Championship.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is the favorite to replace Capello, who quit on Wednesday after FA Chairman David Bernstein stripped John Terry of the England captaincy despite his opposition.
"There is clearly a preference for an Englishman," Bernstein said of the opening. "There is a preference for an English person or a British person, but in the end we want the best person. Clearly an English or a British person would have a good start of the matter."