Gerrard and Lampard to give evidence to FA commission

England captain Steven Gerrard, and fellow midfielder Frank Lampard, have both volunteered to give evidence to the new FA commission, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The commission was set up by new FA chairman Greg Dyke, with the intention of improving the fortunes of the England national team in the future. Eight of the 10 members of the panel have already been announced, and they include former England manager Glenn Hoddle, ex-defender Danny Mills, and new PFA chairman Ritchie Humphreys.

The Premier League turned down a place on the commission, but it has insisted that it will still make a contribution. Gerrard and Lampard meanwhile, have informed the FA that they would like to cooperate, as they look to give the national team a better chance of winning a first major tournament since 1966.

Dyke, who has already set the target of winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar since taking over from David Bernstein in September, is also hoping to gather advice from foreign managers and players including Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger. However, some members of the commission have been labelled ‘pointless’ by England’s second all-time leading scorer, Gary Lineker.

The FA are hoping to announce the ninth and 10th members of the panel in the coming days.

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