Roy Hodgson will remain as England manager until at least 2016, even if they don’t perform as expected at the World Cup. The FA general secretary Alex Horne has said that Hodgson has done a ‘great job’ with the national side, and will remain at the helm for at least another two years. The FA has thrown its weight behind the national coach before a ball has even been kicked in Brazil, and that’s because Horne thinks that just being part of the event is a success.
He claims qualification out of a ‘testing’ group was the sole target, and is delighted to have seen Hodgson deliever on that front. With progress being made, the former Liverpool and Fulham boss will be given the oppertunity to guide England at another European Championships, to be staged in France in two years time.
Horne told The Times, “For me, personally, Roy will be our manager until France and I’m happy with that, very happy. I think he’s brilliant, he’s been everything we hoped for.”
When asked what would be an acceptable performance at the World Cup, with England already having been put in a tough group, he said, “Pass mark? For me, he’s done it already for making it through that group. It’s not an easy group, it’s not an easy tornament”
By Ben Kelly
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