Tuesday May 1 2012
Hodgson handed England job

Former Inter and Udinese Coach Roy Hodgson has succeeded Fabio Capello as Head Coach of the England national team.

The English Football Association have now confirmed the appointment of the 64-year-old, whose contract with West Bromich Albion expires this summer.

The Coach has agreed a four-year deal to take charge of the team, having held talks yesterday afternoon and this morning at Wembley.

England had been looking for a new Coach since February, after Capello resigned from the position following a dispute with the FA.

Hodgson, who will lead the Three Lions into Euro 2012 and could face Italy in a possible quarter-final in late June, has coached at international level before with Switzerland, Finland and the UAE and has football experience of several countries, including Italy, where he had spells in charge of Inter and Udinese.

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