FA has made it clear that England will have a new manager if the Euro Championships don’t go to the expectations.
Currently in charge of England is Roy Hodgson who is supposed to enjoy a great relationship with FA, but, he has been told not to expect himself to be persisted with if he is not able to take the team deep into the tournament in France.
England has absolutely cruised through the qualifiers, but, that can’t really speak volumes of their ability because the level of the opposition has not been that high. They will face the real challenge in tournament proper which they are almost qualified for already.
Hodgson has overseen England’s campaign in two big tournaments so far since taking charge and both have been kind of disappointing.
In Euro ’12, the Three Lions bowed out of the Round of 8, but, there was no question of Hodgson’s position coming under the microscope at that time as he had just been brought in the job and he did not have enough time to build his team ahead of that tournament.
But, going into World Cup ’14, he was settled well in his role and was being backed to inspire England to something special over there in Brazil, but, it turned out to be a total disaster as the Three Lions returned home without even clearing the group round.
Hodgson, though, was still given the benefit of the doubt by the FA whose bosses were of the opinion that the 68-year old should be there until his contract expires.
But, as the reports are coming through, this time around, the message has been sent to him that another disappointing show in France would simply mean he goes out of his job.