Roy Hodgson says that he expects to be the manager of England
Roy Hodgson says that he expects to be the manager of England until the World Cup 2018. The former West Brom and Liverpool manager has been in charge of the team since the Euro 2012.
Even though results have not been exceptional, Hodgson has been praised for the way he has reduced the age of the national team. He came at a time when the national team was going through a period of decline due to ageing stars like Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard still dominating the team. Hodgson slowly but surely integrated young names into the team, who now form the basis.
After a disappointing World Cup 2014, much has been expected from the England team ahead of the Euro 2016. The team did extremely well in the qualification campaign by winning all the games. However, recent friendly defeats against Spain have raised questions about the quality of the team when it comes to the top opposition. The manager’s existing deal runs out at the end of the Euro 2016, but it is expected that the England FA will offer him a new contract sooner rather than later. FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn confirmed that if England do well at the Euro 2016, Hodgson will be provided a new contract
"If you ask me at this moment in time can you see yourself working after next summer, I'd have to say yes, absolutely.It will be my 41st year next year, which I'm very proud of. I don't envisage anything at the moment - anything other than the tournament - but it depends how I feel. I don't know for the life of me what that squad will look like when I name it in May because I don't know what players will be available,” said the England boss.