Hodgson approached to manage England

West Brom Albion head coach Roy Hodgson could be the next England manager.

The club last night confirmed it had received an official approach from the Football Association.

Hodgson’s contract with West Brom ends on June 30 – the club says it is currently in negotiations with Roy about a new contract.

Roy Hodgson could be the next England manager
Roy Hodgson could be the next England manager Credit: PA

Club chairman Jeremy Pearce said, “Roy has expressed a desire to explore this opportunity and, accordingly, the club have granted him permission to speak to the FA.

"Roy has done a fantastic job over the past 15 months and the fact the FA want to discuss the England role with him is testament to that.

"Roy is a proud Englishman and we can understand why he wants to speak to the FA about this highly-prestigious managerial position.

"However, we have emphasised to Roy how much we would like him to remain as our head coach and continue his major contribution to our project at the Hawthorns as we look to establish ourselves as a Barclays Premier League club."

It is still possible Hodgson will say no but that seems unlikely as, in an extensive interview earlier this year, the Londoner said the job would be "a tremendous honour".

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