Hodgson right man for England believes Gary Cahill

Roy Hodgson has been backed by defender Gary Cahill to lead the England national side beyond the 2016 European Championships in two years time, according to Sky Sports.

Recent reports have started to suggest the Football Association are in favour of extending Hodgson’s current deal, due to expire after the Euros in France in 19 months time, seeing him take charge of at least one more major tournament.

England had an abysmal showing at this summer’s World Cup – their worst in the country’s history, and critics questioned whether or not the 67-year-old was the right man to take the team forward.

However Cahill believes that the former Liverpool and Fulham boss has improved the national side and his reign should continue.

The Chelsea defender said: “Yes – I think he has been great for us.ky

“The manager has addressed things he wanted to address and it is working at the minute for us. We are building and going in the right direction. Everyone is behind the manager.”

The national side has improved on results dramatically since the disappointment of Brazil but have been drawing criticism for some less then convincing displays – they struggled to overcome the likes of Norway and Estonia, eventually triumphing 1-0 in both games.

That being said, they are unbeaten so far this European qualifying campaign and have not conceded a goal since their 2-1 loss to Uruguay at the World Cup – five consecutive clean sheets.

A win on Saturday against second placed Slovenia would put them in firm control of Group E after just four games.

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