Neville should be next England boss claims Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson has said it should be his number two Gary Neville who replaces him as the next manager of his country, the Daily Star has reported.

Roy Hodgson took over as boss back in May of 2012 and has been in charge for Euro 2012 and last summer’s World Cup.

And despite reaching the quarter finals of the Euro’s three years ago England slumped to a wretchedly poor showing in Brazil – exiting the competition having failed to win a single game, claiming just a point and leaving in the group stages for the first time since 1958.

However the 67-year-old has so far overseen a positive qualification campaign for Euro 2016 – although England were handed what is widely regarded as an easy group – with the former Fulham and Liverpool boss’ contract ending in the same year.

While Hodgson does not want to give up his post he did concede he does not know what the future hold for himself, and should his reign end he would like to see number two Gary Neville take over.

When asked about the future he said: “I think he is going to become a very fine coach and a very fine manager.

“It is up to the FA what his value to England is in the future.

“He is a very good coach now and he will become an even better coach with experience.

“And I really think he could be an England manager in the future.

“We’ll see but at the moment I feel good and I hope that will continue for a few more years.”

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