Tuesday 25 October 2016

FA to delay Hodgson talks

Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson

Talks on a new deal for England boss Roy Hodgson will be delayed until after Euro 2016 to avoid the "unsavoury position" that emerged with Fabio Capello after the 2010 World Cup, FA chief executive Martin Glenn has stated.

Glenn insisted Hogdson was "comfortable" with the decision to wait until after the tournament before talking about a new deal - his current contract expires after Euro 2016.

Capello was given an extended deal just weeks before the 2010 World Cup began - a tournament which then became a major disappointment for England and the FA found themselves saddled with the Italian.

Glenn, speaking at the Soccerex conference in Manchester, said: "Roy is very comfortable with the situation. What we wanted to avoid was the slightly unsavoury position we had with Fabio Capello at the end of the World Cup where it clearly didn't work."

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