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Wednesday, 28 June, 2000, 06:00 GMT 07:00 UK
Venables hints at England return
Terry Venables
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Former England coach Terry Venables has indicated for the first time that he would be prepared to take the job on again.

Since leaving the post after Euro 96, Venables has always distanced himself from speculation linking him with a return.

But in the wake of England's early exit from Euro 2000, the ex-Tottenham and Barcelona manager's name has again been touted as a possible saviour for the national side's fortunes.

The 57-year-old is well aware of possible FA oppposition to him given the acrimonious fallout following his resignation four years ago.



They say a lot of people would want me back, especially the professionals in the game

Terry Venables

But he told The Daily Mail: "A lot of people keep telling me that I should re-open the door to an approach.

"They say a lot of people would want me back, especially the professionals in the game."

However, Venables was keen to stress he would seek full support from the FA hierarchy before even considering a return, and also that his revelation was in no way a criticism of current England coach Kevin Keegan.


Kevin Keegan
Keegan's England flopped badly at Euro 2000
"There would have to be a condition on my part: I would want to be sure I had the backing of everyone at the FA.

"This is a demanding job, which is even more difficult without that support.

"This does not imply any criticism whatsoever of Kevin on my part. Let's be clear about this.

"He is the man in the hot seat and he's doing his very best to make it all work."

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