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New England manager Roy Hodgson says he is very happy and very proud of his new role. He pledged to do his "very best" to make sure the team would be ready for Euro 2012.
Hodgson did admit his new role would not be easy and that it was crucial for the country to get behind the team, and the team to get behind him.
He will announce his new squad after the last game of the season.
FA Chairman David Bernstein welcomed Roy Hodgson to Wembley Stadium as he signed a four-year contract to become the new England manager.
Bernstein said the West Bromwich Albion manager was the "stand-out candidate" for the position vacated by Fabio Capello earlier last year:
“We initially put together a list of names for consideration, and over a period of time we reduced that down to a shortlist. Roy emerged as the stand-out candidate."
The England and Arsenal Jack Wilshere has tweeted his support of Roy Hodgson as the new England manager:
FA Chairman David Bernstein dismissed questions about Tottenham Harry Redknapp, saying the matter was a "closed book."
New England manager Roy Hodgson said he has a great respect for Redknapp, and he hoped the two could remain friends. He also said Redknapp texted him to congratulate him.
The Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has tweeted his congratulations to his former boss Roy Hodgson on his appointment as England manager:
Roy Hodgson, new England manager, says it is very important for the team to get behind him, and he is expecting nothing less.
He also stressed it was important for the country to get behind the team.
He said he was prepared for the scrutiny that the job entails but that he "will not be thinking too much about the past."
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The FA have appointed West Brom manager Roy Hodgson as the new manager of England. Squad members have been slow to voice their approval.
Roy Hodgson is the new manager of England, with a difficult task ahead. He has a lot to prove at Euro 2012 this summer.