Semi-Finals Or Sack For Roy Hodgson – The English Football Association has revealed that national team coach Roy Hodgson would only be given a new contract if England succeed at the 2016 European Championships.
“Clearly if you get to semi-finals, that’s success,” FA chairman Greg Dyke told Sportsweek. Hodgson’s contract expires after the tournament, and has expressed a desire to take the team to the 2016 World Cup.
“If we’ve played well and unfortunately lost against a good team or on penalties [in the quarter-finals] then that’s a discussion that will go on.”
Dyke’s long term goal is England winning the 2022 World Cup. He said: “2022 is a realistic objective – we have a very young side now – if we can hold the younger players together and bring in some others.”
“Rashford came from nowhere,” he said on the lack of home-grown stars in the Premier League. “I suspect there are other Rashfords out there who never get a chance to play in the Premier League.”
Dyke also added that should England replace Hodgson, his replacement might not be English. “You will want someone who has managed in England and understands English football, that doesn’t mean they have to be English,” he said.