Gerrard welcomes Hodgson news
Former England captain Steven Gerrard has welcomed the appointment of Roy Hodgson as manager of the national side.
Gerrard worked with Hodgson during the 64-year-old's ill-fated spell in charge of Liverpool and has been tipped as a possible future England captain.
Gerrard said in a statement: "I've worked with Roy. He's a good man and a good manager. It's important he's given a chance and I'm looking forward to working with him again."
Hodgson dodged a question earlier on Tuesday over whether Gerrard would replace John Terry after he lost the skipper's armband over allegations he racially abused Anton Ferdinand in a league match earlier this season.
Terry faces a court case in July when he will answer the charges, which he denies.
Speaking at a Football Association press conference at Wembley to announce his appointment, the new England manager said: "Will Gerrard be England captain? That's another thing that will have to be carefully thought out.
"It's one of the things that will occupy my time in the days ahead."
Gerrard was joined in welcoming Hodgson by fellow midfielder Jack Wilshere who has missed much of Arsenal's season through injury.
Wilshere tweeted: "For England....good choice in my opinion! Good luck and I hope I can help him in some way in the future!"
Hodgson spent two and a half years at Fulham from December 2007 working under Mohamed Al Fayed, during which time he guided his side to the Europa League final where they were beaten in extra-time by Atletico Madrid.
A statement on Fulham's website from Al Fayed read: "I send my warmest congratulations to Roy. I hope he does very well. He is the second manager I have given to England.
"Like the rest of the country I, and everyone at Fulham will be right behind Roy, the England team and the FA.
"I was pleased to bring Roy back to English football and was delighted to see how he flourished at Fulham.
"We had some great times and he took us to our highest ever position in the top flight, seventh, and the final of the Europa League in 2010. Roy is a clever man. He speaks many languages, even Finnish!
"I wish him well in the European Championships and I only hope he knows how to say 'We won!' in Ukrainian."
Stoke manager Tony Pulis believes Hodgson's vast experience will stand him in good stead with the former Finland and Switzerland boss unlikely to have few illusions regardless of results.
He said: "They have appointed a manager and I think it is up to everyone now to get behind Roy. I think that is very important. He is a good coach and an experienced coach - he has worked at international level and the top level in England.
"I think Roy will understand that what he has to do now is win some games. If he wins a load of games, then he will be carried around England.
"If he doesn't, then obviously he will know what will come. Roy is experienced enough to know that. If you get the job, you need to win games and that what is Roy has to do - win games for the country.
"But I think from this point now, everyone should get behind him and do the best they possibly can to help him and help the country get the results that you (England) want in the Euros."
Of whether he was surprised by the appointment, Pulis added: "I think now they have made it, good luck to him. That is the best thing I can say - good luck to him."