Hodgson was 'the stand-out candidate'

Roy Hodgson.
Roy Hodgson has agreed to a four year deal to become England manager. Credit: Press Association

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."

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