Roy Hodgson hints at post Euro 2016 departureby Jack Kitson / 29 May 2015, 08:50Tweet
England manager Roy Hodgson has given the strongest indication yet that his time in charge of the national team could come to an end after next summer's European Championships. The 67-year-old has stated that if supporters turned against him, then he'll step away after his contract expires at the end of the eagerly anticipated tournament.
- England are unbeaten in 8 games since the World Cup.
- Hodgson's four-year contract expires after Euro 2016.
Hodgson took charge back in May 2012, before guiding England to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012, where they predictably lost on penalties to Italy. Two years later they endured a World Cup horror show in Brazil, picking up just one point as they bowed out at the first hurdle.
However, England are in pole position to book a place in the upcoming Euro 2016. The Three Lions are dominating Group E, after accumulating maximum points (15) from their five matches so far. Hodgson's troops are next in action in early June (7) when they take on Republic of Ireland in a friendly in Dublin, before locking horns with Group E rivals Slovenia a week later.
England's 24-man squad
Goalkeepers: Rob Green (QPR), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley).
Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United).
Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Ryan Mason (Tottenham), James Milner (Manchester City), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).
Forwards: Charlie Austin (QPR), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester)
*Danny Welbeck has pulled out with an injury