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Hodgson Poised For England Manager's Job
Roy Hodgson could be confirmed as England manager as early as today following "positive" talks with Football Association executives.
The West Bromich Albion manager looks poised to take charge of the national team after leaving Wembley stadium holding a draft itinerary for the European Championship.
He is the only person the FA have approached about the position despite huge support among players and fans for Harry Redknapp to succeed Italian Fabio Capello.
England are due to travel to Poland early in June for the start of Euro 2012, with their first game against France on June 11.
Redknapp said on Monday he had no problem with the FA's decision to opt for Hodgson, 64, who is out of contract with West Brom this summer.
The Tottenham Hotspurs manager said: "I don't hold grudges, I don't feel like that. There's no problem. If Roy takes the job I wish him all the best. He's a great guy. I'm sure he'll be a big success. I still think England's got some great players, I really do."
Taking charge of England would be the pinnacle of Hodgson's 36-year coaching career.
He has worked in club football in England, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and Italy, where he was twice in charge of Inter Milan.
Hodgson guided Fulham to the 2010 Europa League final and was voted manager of the year by his fellow coaches after the west London club finished seventh in the Premier League, their highest position ever.
He then joined Liverpool but had a difficult time and was fired after just six months in charge of the Reds in January 2011.
A month later struggling West Brom gave him the chance to rebuild his reputation and he repaid their faith by keeping them in the Premier League, where they currently lie 10th.