Hodgson England Interview
England are 9/1 with BetVictor to win Euro 2012 following the news that Roy Hodgson has been approached about taking charge of the Three Lions.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp had been the odds-on favourite to succeed Fabio Capello but West Brom manager Hodgson is now set to have talks with the Football Association about the vacant position.
“The club are currently in negotiations with Roy about a new contract – his current deal ends on June 30 – and remain very keen to bring these talks to a successful conclusion,” said West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace.
“However, 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.”
Hodgson already has experience of being an international manager with Switzerland, Finland and the United Arab Emirates and is also a former Liverpool, Fulham, Inter Milan, FC Copenhagen and Malmo coach.
“I’m grateful to Jeremy and all at West Bromwich Albion for their co-operation in allowing us to approach Roy, who I have since spoken with,” said FA chairman David Bernstein.
“Roy is the only manager we have approached and we remain on course to make an appointment within the timescale we set out soon after Fabio Capello’s departure. Further conversations will now take place with Roy and my Club England colleagues before any further announcements can be made.”
England are 8/1 with BetVictor to finish as runners-up at Euro 2012, 4/1 to bow out in the semi-finals, 2/1 to suffer a quarter-final defeat and 7/4 not to make it past the group stage.