Despite the fact that England has been knocked out of the ongoing FIFA World Cup, the FA is not planning to sack the manager Roy Hodgson. According to Greg Dyke who is the head of the association currently, the 66 year old would remain at his post for another couple of years i.e. till the European Championships 2016.
The Three Lions lost their first two games in the World Cup against Italy and Uruguay and after that; they were dependent on the other teams to help them go through. For the starters, they needed Italy to get better of Costa Rica yesterday, but, unfortunately for them, that didn’t happen as Costa Rica created an upset and beat Italy by 1-0 and that led to England being knocked out.
There have been some angry reactions to the team’s exit back home in England with people demanding Hodgson to be axed, but, the FA is in no mood to do that at this point of time.
In one of his interviews last night, when Greg Dyke was asked if Hodgson would continue working till the expiry of his contract, he said, “Yes, that’s the opinion of everybody including myself. We are totally backing Roy. We have already made him aware that we want him to continue.”
“If you ask me personally, I would say he has been pretty good as manager. You’ve got to give a manager at least 4 years to see what he can do. There is no point being impatient and making changes. We don’t think that’s appropriate. Hopefully, our performance in the Euro 2016 would be much better than this.”
In their last group match on Tuesday, the Three Lions will be up against Costa Rica at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte. They would want to win that match to restore some pride.