FA Chairman confirms Roy will be staying on.
New FA Chairman Greg Dyke has confirmed that England manager Roy Hodgson will be given job security regardless of whether England succeed or fail to reach next summer’s World Cup in Brazil, the Daily Mail reports.
Dyke believes that Hodgson is doing a good job as England currently lie two points below Montenegro in Group H and face four tough fixtures in the race to qualify for next summer’s show piece event.
“Roy’s doing well and up to now he’s doing a good job. I think continuity matters, and Roy has an advantage because he knows all the people who run English football,” Dyke said.
“It’s important to get the structure in place. You see it in club football all the time – you bring in a new manager, everything gets thrown out and it’s a disaster.
“It would be bad news for English football if we didn’t qualify, there’s no doubt about that, but you can recover. There is a European tournament two years later, and there’s another World Cup four years later. I look back on the times we didn’t qualify in the past and we all thought it was a disaster but we recovered. However, it would be bad news.”
England play qualifiers against Moldova on September 6 and Ukraine on September 10 before wrapping up the campaign against Montenegro on October 11 and Poland on October 15.