England manager Roy Hodgson heads into Euro 2016 with the future of his job still uncertain beyond the tournament, but according to Martin Glenn he feels comfortable.
Hodgson, 68, has been in charge for the English national team since 2012 and has lead the The Three Lions in one European Championship tournament (2012) and one World Cup tournament (2014).
Hodgson’s contract expires next summer after Euro 2016 in France, but Martin Glenn, chief executive of the English Football Association told The Guardian that Hodgson is content heading into the tournament despite not having a new deal in place.
“It [Hodgson’s contract situation] has been made to be more of an issue than it is. Roy is very comfortable. He knows it is a results business. We want to avoid the slightly unsavoury situation we had with Fabio Capello at the World Cup. Everything we want to do with Roy and the senior team is what are the best ways to make Roy successful. If it is a change, it is a welcome one.
“Myself and Roy have a very good relationship. He is by far and away the best coach we could have for England. He has vast experience. He looks, he learns, he listens.”
Capello had his deal renewed before the 2010 World Cup, but after a poor showing by England he became a non-factor and resigned in 2012.
Hodgson has 25 wins, 13 draws and five losses as England manager. The team has steamrolled through Group E in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, winning all eight games. The team has outscored their opponents 26-3 in those eight games.