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Euro 2016 Will Determine Hodgson’s Future – FA

Posted: Jun 20, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Steve Oma-Ofozor

Lagos – Greg Dyke, the English Football Association (FA) boss, has said that
Roy Hodgson’s contract as England manager would be renewed if the team
“do well” and “play well” at the ongoing Euro 2016.
However, Hogson will guide the Three Lions against Slovakia at 20:00
BST today (Monday), just as only a win will secure them a place in the
last 16 in France.
The contract of Hodgson, who has been with England since 2012, will
expire at the end of the tournament and the 68-year-old has indicated
that he would like to remain in charge for the World Cup in 2018.
According to Dyke in an interview with Sportsweek, “Clearly if you get
to semi-finals, that’s success,” he said.
The FA boss was, however, philosophical at a quarter final finish,
saying: “If we’ve played well and unfortunately lost against a good
team or on penalties in the quarter-finals, then that’s a discussion
that will go on.”
Dyke, 69, said the FA had been clear with Hodgson that a decision
would not be made until the end of the tournament.
Dyke, who will leave his post this month, reiterated his belief that
England should aim to win the 2022 World Cup.
“2022 is a realistic objective – we have a very young side now – if
(only) we can hold the younger players together and bring in some
others,” he added.
‘I suspect there are other Rashfords out there’
Marcus Rashford made his England debut in May, just three months after
his first appearance for Manchester United
Dyke expressed concern that the increasing “international” nature of
the Premier League has led to a lack of home-grown players and