Is Roy Hodgson the right man for the England job?

With Roy Hodgson looking set to become England manager, there is lots of talk about whether he is the right man for the job as Thomas Rooney explains.

Many people looking at Euro 2012 Odds were expecting current Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp to become the man to take over from Fabio Capello, however the FA have approached Hodgson and insist he is the only manager they have spoken too.

The West Brom manager has been in charge a lot of teams in many different countries, including spells at International level.

Hodgson is certainly a highly regarded manager, although his poor spell as Liverpool boss in the 2010/11 did dent his reputation slightly.  The 64-year-old could be perfect for England, after working in a variety of countries he knows how other nations play their football, whereas Redknapp has only ever worked in the English game.  The former Switzerland and Finland boss has delivered stability to West Brom this season and the club certainly had looked to be on the rise with him at the helm.

Many people have said that Hodgson’s only real success has come when he has been at average teams, possibly over achieving. Well, on recent form and results, this England side is a very average team compared to the likes of Spain, Germany and Holland.

The England managers job has looked somewhat of a poisoned challis in the past, with no-one really coming out of it with much credit.

Harry Redknapp, as well as some people ready to assess England Euro 2012 Odds, may certainly be a little bit confused as to why he has not even been given an interview.

It is a strange decision from the FA who seem to have put all their hopes in Hodgson, if he doesn’t impress in his interview, would the likes of Redknapp want the job knowing they weren’t number one choice?

You cannot deny that the two time Inter Milan manager has a CV that not too many people in the game can compete with. With his experience and know how he could deliver success to an England side that have not performed in a major tournament for some years

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