Hodgson delay to avoid ‘unsavoury’ Capello repeat

Date published: Wednesday 9th September 2015 4:15

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Talks on a new deal for England boss Roy Hodgson will be delayed until after Euro 2016 to avoid the “unsavoury position” that emerged with Fabio Capello after the 2010 World Cup, FA chief executive Martin Glenn has stated.

Glenn insisted Hogdson was “comfortable” with the decision to wait until after the tournament before talking about a new deal – his current contract expires after Euro 2016.

Capello was given an extended deal just weeks before the 2010 World Cup began – a tournament which then became a major disappointment for England and the FA found themselves saddled with the Italian.

Glenn, speaking at the Soccerex conference in Manchester, said: “Roy is very comfortable with the situation. What we wanted to avoid was the slightly unsavoury position we had with Fabio Capello at the end of the World Cup where it clearly didn’t work.”

England have not dropped a point in the qualifying competition and in July, Hodgson questioned whether it was correct for the FA to delay a decision on his future until after Euro 2016 because it could generate speculation and uncertainty in the build-up to the tournament.

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