MANAGERS CAN CONTRIBUTE
The England national team manager Roy Hodgson believes that the former managers of the national team will still be able to contribute in a significant way. England has had several high-profile managers over the last few decades. This includes the likes of Fabio Capello, Sven Goran Eriksson, and Kevin Keegan.
Recently, the English FA celebrated its 150th anniversary. As part of the celebrations, several former managers were invited to take part in a function. Speaking at this function, the current manager Roy Hodgson has praised the former managers by saying that they still have a lot of expertise that could help improve the England national team.
England have failed to lift a major trophy since the 1966 World Cup. They have suffered in the quarter-final stage of several tournaments in the last few years. Hodgson believes that they will finally be able to lift the World Cup when it is held in the South American continent in 2014. England are currently making good progress in the hopes of qualifying for the competition. They have made a decent start to the World Cup qualifying group, but their first major test will be coming in the form of the friendly match against hosts of the 2014 World Cup – Brazil.
“I was asked if it would be nice to have a brainstorming session, if you could get five of you together, adding Keegan and Hoddle to that as well. If ever that were a possibility I would love that, if a group of you could get together in a room and compare notes and ideas and hear about their experiences. They’re all in jobs or doing different things, so you meet on fortunate occasions like this where you are just limited to the odd word and saying you’re pleased to see them,” said Hodgson.