Hodgson expected to be named England manager

Roy Hodgson is expected to be named the new manager of England after the Football Association confirmed an interview was due to take place on Monday, the Guardian has reported. Hodgson is currently Head Coach of West Bromwich Albion and previously managed Liverpool and Fulham.

The FA on Sunday evening released a statement that confirmed Hodgson as the governing body’s choice to replace Fabio Capello, revealing that the 64-year-old is the only candidate they have approached. Hodgson is out of contract at West Brom at the end of the season but would likely see out the campaign at the Hawthorns before stepping into the national team vacancy in time for Euro 2012.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp was considered the favourite for the post but the newspaper reports that Hodgson was always the preferred choice of the four-man panel charged with identifying a new boss. Hodgson’s past experience of international management, most notably with Switzerland but also the United Arab Emirates and Finland, are thought to have weighed heavily in his favour.

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