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O'Neill confident of Roy success

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill says he's sure Roy Hodgson will be a success as England coach, but was surprised Harry Redknapp wasn't given the job.

Speaking ahead of his side's trip to Fulham on Sunday, O'Neill said:

"Like everyone else in the country I thought Harry Redknapp would get the job.

"But if you look at Roy's record and the managerial experience he has at international level, I'm sure it's going to be a very, very good appointment.

"But I was surprised, I thought Harry Redknapp would get it."

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