Despite leading England to six wins from six during qualification, Roy Hodgson has been told that if the Three Lions fail to impress at Euro 2016, his head is on the chopping block, the Daily Express report.
The Football Association’s new chief executive Martin Glenn explained that the former Fulham manager is aware of the expectations of the side’s performances in France next year, and wouldn’t expect to be kept on if they failed to reach those targets (via Express).
“Roy is a really good manager and he would be the last person in the world who if – and I don’t think it will happen – but if we had a bad Euros, he would not expect to be kept on,” he said.
Hodgson had previously believed that his position would be discussed between now and the start of the European Championships (via Express) – and that belief may have been strengthened with qualification for the tournament basically assured – but Glenn has decided to leave a question mark over his position until after the competition.
Perhaps, the move has been taken to ensure that there is no complacency, like there seemed to be at last year’s World Cup.
Although England’s group for the tournament in Brazil included Uruguay, the Three Lions would have fancied their chances against Italy, and felt that a victory over Costa Rica was inevitable. However, they returned home after the group stage, with no wins.
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