Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says managing England would be "the pinnacle" of his coaching career but has expressed fears he could be "very bored" in the job.
Current England manager Fabio Capello is set to stand down at the conclusion of Euro 2012, and Redknapp is favourite to take the reins when the Italian steps aside.
The Football Association are hoping an Englishman will be given the job and, while Redknapp admits it would be tough to turn down, he is concerned by the lengthy breaks there would be between matches.
"I enjoy the day-to-day coming in to work with players, going out on the training pitch every day, seeing the players," Redknapp said in an interview with BBC Radio 4. "I don't know if seeing players once every six or seven weeks ... it would be different for me and I would find it very difficult.
"I would be very bored, I imagine. I've always said it's the pinnacle for any Englishman to manage their country. When Fabio Capello finishes, I would like to see them give it to an Englishman.
"If it came along, it would be difficult to turn it down for any Englishman."