Hodgson to remain England boss

Roy Hodgson is to remain as England manager after receiving the backing of Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.

Last Updated: 21/06/14 at 11:10 Post Comment

FA chairman Greg Dyke speaking to Sky Sports News

FA chairman Greg Dyke speaking to Sky Sports News

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Dyke told Sky Sports News that Hodgson has the full support of the governing body and will remain in charge of the national team, despite defeats in the opening two matches at the World Cup.

Losses at the hands of Italy and Uruguay have seen England depart the tournament at the group stage but the FA's full backing means Hodgson will remain in charge through to the 2016 European Championship finals in France.

Dyke said: “Everyone is disappointed but we are supportive of Roy. He came to do a four-year cycle and we want him to stay and continue.

“We think there are positives, despite losing narrowly to sides in the top eight (of the FIFA ranking). We don’t see any value in changing Roy. We think Roy has done a good job.

“We have young players who we’ve blooded by experiencing tournament football and it’s my view, as well as others in the FA, that he remains manager.”

And he refused to blame the multi-national nature of the Premier League as being a contributory factor into England’s poor results at the World Cup.

Dyke said: “There are not as many English players playing in the Premier League – or even the Championship – as there used to be.

“The choice is less but that’s what we’ve got to go from and I don’t think that’s the cause for what happened here.

“We’ve had narrow defeats, we haven’t been humiliated, but it’s for the football people and not me to identify why we didn’t win.”

Hodgson stressed after Thursday's 2-1 loss to Uruguay that he had no intention of stepping down as manager.

He said: "I'm bitterly disappointed, of course, but I don't feel I need to resign, no."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Eden Hazard is open to another 10 years at Chelsea

Eden Hazard wants to stay at Chelsea for years and join football's elite by leading the club to Champions League glory.

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss

Rafael Benitez is '99 per cent' certain to be Real Madrid boss, says Carlo Ancelotti's representative Ernesto Bronzetti.

Manuel Pellegrini confident Man City will be stronger next season

Manuel Pellegrini is confident Manchester City will regain the Premier League title next season.

Mail Box

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

Reviewing Every PL Side's Season...

Time to half-heartedly agree or furiously reject some ratings. The mails also discuss the most complete striker ever in football, as well as Rodgers, Falcao and Bill O'Herilhy.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company