Dyke plans England continuity
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has given his backing to Roy Hodgson and set his sights on a run to the semi-finals of the World Cup.
The Three Lions still have a lot of work to do to seal a place in next year's tournament in Brazil , and Dyke has admitted it would be 'bad news' if they failed to qualify.
However, he insists England would recover and has stressed the importance of continuity to ensure there is a stable structure in place that can result in long-term success.
"Roy's doing well and up to now he's doing a good job. I think continuity matters, and Roy has an advantage because he knows all the people who run English football," said Dyke, quoted in the Daily Mail.
"It's important to get the structure in place. You see it in club football all the time - you bring in a new manager, everything gets thrown out and it's a disaster.
"It would be bad news for English football if we didn't qualify, there's no doubt about that, but you can recover.
"There is a European tournament two years later, and there's another World Cup four years later.
"I look back on the times we didn't qualify in the past and we all thought it was a disaster but we recovered. However, it would be bad news."
England, currently second in Group H but with a game in hand on leaders Montenegro, face Moldova and Ukraine in September before concluding their campaign against Montenegro and Poland in October.
Dyke is confident they will qualify and hopes they can at least make the last four in Brazil.
He said: "Reaching the semi-final would be a very good World Cup - winning would be better."