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Roy Hodgson named England manager


Roy Hodgson named England manager


The English Football Association on Tuesday appointed Roy Hodgson as the new England manager.

Hodgson, who will remain in charge of West Bromwich Albion for their remaining two Premier League games, has agreed a four year deal to manage the Three Lions.

The 64-year-old takes over from caretaker coach Stuart Pearce who in turn succeeded Fabio Capello who resigned in February.

Hodgson has experience on the international scene having steered Switzerland to the FIFA World Cup finals in 1994 – their first Finals competition for 28 years. Two years later he guided the Swiss national team to Euro 96.

He has also managed Finland and United Arab Emirates.

Some of his former clubs include Inter Milan, Blackburn Rovers, Grasshoppers, FC Copenhagen, Fulham and Liverpool.

Hodgson’s first game in charge of England will be a friendly against Belgium on June 2 at Wembley Stadium.

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