30 Apr '12, 12am

Roy Hodgson approached for England coach position

LONDON (AFP) - Roy Hodgson was thrust into the limelight for the vacant England manager's post when the Football Association confirmed on Sunday they had made an official approach to speak to the West Bromwich Albion boss. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has long been regarded as favourite for a role left open when Fabio Capello resigned in February in protest at the FA's decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy. But in a stunning development, the FA turned to Hodgson, who has a wealth of international experience having coached the likes of Switzerland and Finland. FA chairman David Bernstein, thanking West Brom counterpart Jeremy Peace, said: '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. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments...

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