Harry Redknapp, snubbed by the Football Association in favour of Roy Hodgson for the new England manager's job, will act as a BBC pundit at the European Championship.

Redknapp worked for the corporation at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and memorably lambasted Fabio Capello's tactics during the Three Lions' 4-1 defeat to Germany.

GARY LINEKER CONFIRMS THE NEWS


Gary Lineker
BREAKING NEWS! Harry Redknapp has after all got the big job at the Euros! He will be part of the BBC team

The BBC, whose Match of the Day format has been pilloried for being as "illuminating as a Chilean mine" and accused of resembling a back-slapping old-boys club, are under pressure to cover the Euros expertly this summer.

And with the alternative ITV1, boasting Adrian Chiles and their Polaroid snaps-with-sigs, the onus on the BBC is greater than ever before.

HARRY PLAYS PUNDIT