Players & FA want me for 2016, says England boss

England manager Roy Hodgson says that he has the confidence of his players and the FA despite the Three Lions’ abysmal showing at the World Cup, and that he’s not thinking about quitting.

Defeats at the hands of Italy and Uruguay allied to a draw with shock Group D winners Costa Rica ensured that the 2014 campaign was the nation’s worst ever and the first time elimination at the first phase was a reality since 1958.

FA chairman Greg Dyke has spoken out to defend this under-fire boss, but there have been some rumours that the dismal performances may cause Hodgson, 66, to consider his position.

But the experienced coach says that he is not considering leaving his post and that he will be in charge for EURO 2016 in France.

When asked by talkSPORT if was thinking about retiring, Hodgson said:

“No. The FA wants me to continue. The starting players want me to continue and I’m very happy to do so.

“The FA have made it very clear, even after the second game when we had no chance of progressing, that they wanted me to stay on and lead the team for the next two years.”


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