Roy Hodgson hired to coach England on 4-year deal

May 01, 2012, Tuesday/ 17:16:00

The English Football Association has hired Roy Hodgson as coach of the national team, six weeks before the European Championship.

The FA says Hodgson was appointed on a four-year deal. 

                  

Hodgson will leave West Bromwich Albion at the end of the season on May 13 to lead England into the European Championship next month and the World Cup in 2014. 

                  

The FA overlooked the favorite, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, to hire a manager who has won eight league titles in two countries with three clubs and coached the national teams of Switzerland, Finland and the United Arab Emirates. 

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