February 19, 2012 19:00 ET

Van Drivers Vote Redknapp for Next England Manager

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2012) - According to a survey by Swinton, the UK's leading van insurance broker, Harry Redknapp ticks all the boxes for the UK's van drivers, to take up position as England Football Team's new manager.

In a poll of 1,000 Swinton commercial van insurance customers, over 52 per cent voted Redknapp for the role. Reasons for the choice were based upon Redknapp's experience and ability to make average teams achieve great success.

David Beckham came in at second place but those questioned acknowledged the likelihood of this would be minimal due to his commitments to his LA Galaxy team.

24 per cent of van drivers think Stuart Pierce should be Capello's successor having already worked with the current England squad, and Alan Pardew being favourite for 12 per cent of those questioned.

Out of the 400 female van drivers surveyed, a staggering 52 per cent would like to see David Beckham as manager, with Spanish heart-throb Jose Mourinho coming in a close second with 40 per cent.

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton said: "It looks like our van drivers want similar things to the rest of the nation which is Harry Redknapp. His years of experience are clearly important to football fans, particularly as the next England Manager will be expected to work wonders with the team during European Championships later this year. Appearance seems to be one of the major deciding factors for our female football fans, but they should remember that looks don't always get you to the top!"

For more information please contact Mairead Rodden or Lucy Gordon at SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770 or email firstname.surname@skvcommunications.co.uk.

About Swinton:

  • Swinton Commercial is the dedicated commercial insurance division of the Swinton Group
  • Swinton Commercial was awarded Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2008 and is a finalist at the British Insurer Awards 2009
  • With 603 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  • With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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