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article imageFootball Association unveil Roy Hodgson as new England manager

By Kev Hedges     May 1, 2012 in Sports
Wembley - Roy Hodgson has been unveiled at a news conference at Wembley as the new England manager. The West Bromwich Albion boss will take on the role on a four-year contract.
A four-man panel of executives at the Football Association unveiled the former Fulham and Liverpool boss as the only man they considered for the job. Hodgson arrived at Wembley shortly after midday on Tuesday (0700EDT) and held four hours of "positive talks" which have recently ended.
Hodgson has already said before his appointment was rubber stamped that he "would be delighted to take the England post". The new England manager comes along with experience at managing teams at international level. He coached UAE, Switzerland and Finland as well as domestic clubs in Sweden and Italy, reports the BBC.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp had been closely linked to the job since February. In fact the day Fabio Capello was sacked by the board at the FA, Redknapp was acquitted on charges of tax evasion which would seem to have smoothed the 64-year-old's path from club to international management.
Hodgson, also 64, has decided to stay in charge at West Bromwich for their remaining two fixtures despite the club allowing him to be released early if he wanted to prepare for the Euro 2012 Finals held in Poland and Ukraine next month.
England's first match in the Euro 2012 tournament is against France on June 11.
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