England: Hodgson to coach?

2012-04-30 00:00

LONDON — The English Football Association approached West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson yesterday about filling the national coach’s job, almost three months after Fabio Capello’s resignation.

The FA waited until the final weeks of the season to make its move to replace Capello, despite the European Championship starting in June. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp had been considered the favourite for the job.

The FA was granted permission yesterday by West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace to speak with Hodgson, who has coached in seven countries and led three national teams.

He has also acted as a technical adviser to UEFA, European football’s governing body. — AP.

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