Harry Redknapp has recently revealed when he thinks England will next win a major tournament.
The Three Lions have a memorable summer in 2018 after reaching after far as the World Cup semi-finals, losing out to Croatia ending up being the nation’s best performance since the 1996 Euros.
England haven’t lifted a major trophy since the World Cup in 1966, and in that time have only finished fourth in 1990 and last year as we already mentioned.
For the European Championships, they furthest they’ve gone is third place in 1968 and 1996.
Prior to the Euro 2020 qualifiers kicking off, Redknapp gave his verdict as to when another trophy will finally be won.
He said, as quoted by Sky Sports: “We’ve got an amazing group of young players.
“It’s such an exciting time. Gareth is in for a great ride with these young kids. I just see so much talent there, the future looks amazing.
“I think we are on course to win a European Championship or World Cup in the next eight years. There is a big competition in this group of England players.
“He’s just a class act, on and off the field,” said Redknapp. “People said the same about Bobby Moore – a great captain and leader.
“He’s a great guy, a perfect role model. He gets on with his football and trains hard, works hard. You never see anything bad about him; he’s a family man.”
Redknapp: "England youngsters can win the World Cup" pic.twitter.com/1Czv8F6bMK
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 20, 2019
One story we’ve found back in 2016 says that Harry Redknapp thought Gareth Southgate being favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson as England manager was “scary” and that he shouldn’t be appointed.
He said: “Why should he get it in front of Steve Bruce and Sam Allardyce, who are proven managers?.
When suggested that Southgate knew the way the Football Association (FA) worked as well as the English “system”, Redknapp replied: “Knows what system? The losing system? He knows the losing formula?
“I like Gareth Southgate, he’s a great lad, but what’s he done?”.
He then tipped Glenn Hoddle and Tim Sherwood as more suitable contenders for the job which ended up going to Southgate. Just imagine if Gareth didn’t get the job?!