NEVILLE ENJOYING ENGLAND ROLE

The former Manchester United defender and the current England assistant coach Gary Neville has revealed that he is extremely pleased to work alongside the manager Roy Hodgson.

The former West Brom, Fulham, and Liverpool manager was appointed as a replacement for Fabio Capello ahead of the Euro 2012. Despite being in the job only for a few months, Hodgson managed to achieve a respectable finish at the Euro 2012. He has now set the objective of winning the World Cup at Brazil. Neville has spoken about his challenges as the assistant coach Roy Hodgson, while also revealing the personality of the England manager.

MANAGERS CAN CONTRIBUTE

The England national team manager Roy Hodgson believes that the former managers of the national team will still be able to contribute in a significant way. England has had several high-profile managers over the last few decades. This includes the likes of Fabio Capello, Sven Goran Eriksson, and Kevin Keegan.

Recently, the English FA celebrated its 150th anniversary. As part of the celebrations, several former managers were invited to take part in a function. Speaking at this function, the current manager Roy Hodgson has praised the former managers by saying that they still have a lot of expertise that could help improve the England national team.

NO COMPARISONS

The Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he does not want to be compared with the former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson, who is currently the manager of the England national team. Liverpool were left with just 25 points on the board after the recent 3-1 defeat at the hands of Stoke City.

This meant that Liverpool have the same number of points after 19 games as they have when Roy Hodgson was in charge of the team. This ultimately led to the sacking of Hodgson, who was replaced by Kenny Dalglish. However, there is a feeling around Anfield that Brendan Rodgers will be getting more time because he was signed by the current owners.

HODGSON PRAISES WILSHERE

The England national team manager Roy Hodgson has said that he feels that the Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is the kind of player who is necessary for every time.

The 20-year-old Arsenal midfielder is regarded as the next big thing in English football. He was one of the major absentees from the squad at the Euro 2012. However, he has been included in the squad for the friendly match against Sweden much to the annoyance of the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. This is because Wilshere has just returned from a long-term injury that has kept him out for more than 17 months.

TAKE THE POSITIVES

The Manchester city midfielder Gareth Barry has said that he hopes that the club take the positives from the 3-2 defeat in the hands of Real Madrid in the opening group stage match in the Champions League.

Manchester city had a tough draw in the Champions League last time around, while they have been dealt a huge blow this time around as well because they will be facing the likes of Dortmund and Real Madrid. They were facing the Spanish champions Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, they managed to stun the home crowd by taking a lead in the second half through Edin Dzeko with only a few minutes remaining.

PROBLEMS FOR ENGLAND

England manager Roy Hodgson will have a lot of problems in the match against Moldova and Ukraine due to the lack of fitness for a number of key players like Ashley Young. The Manchester United midfielder will be coming into the match against Moldova not having the best of pre-season, which has meant that he has not been at his best in the opening two matches.

He recently sustained an injury against Fulham and there has been a lot of question marks about the fitness of the players called up for the match against Moldova. The Chelsea defender John Terry has been included in the squad as well, despite the fact that he has not played for a week now due to the neck injury.

RIO ENGLAND CAREER OVER

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he thinks that the international career for the defender Rio Ferdinand is all but over. The Manchester United defender was not selected by England manager Roy Hodgson as part of the squad for the Euro 2012.

Many thought that it was a selection made due to the controversial presence of John Terry in the squad. However, at 33 years of age, Ferguson reckons that the former Liverpool manager decided to omit Rio Ferdinand from the squad due to his age concerns. Ferguson has also said that he is not expect Rio Ferdinand to be picked for the upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers. The latest Football betting odds agree with Sir Alex.

CAPELLO WOULD HAVE DONE BETTER

The former England manager Fabio Capello has said that he would have been a much better job with the England national side had he been the manager of the team at the Euro 2012, according to the Chelsea news website.

Fabio Capello helped England reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup when they were knocked out by an incredible German team.

This time around, England lost at the hands of Italy, who reached the final of the competition. The Italian resigned from his job a few months prior to the start of the Euro 2012 after falling out with the England football Association over the John Terry issue.

JAGIELKA INCLUDED IN SQUAD

The English Football Association has confirmed that they have included Everton midfielder Phil Jagielka, who can also play in the defence, as a replacement for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry, who has been ruled out for the competition after suffering an injury in the friendly against Norway recently.

HOLLOWAY HOPES FOR FINAL PLACE

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has said that he is extremely happy following the 1-0 victory over Birmingham city in the first leg of the play-off semi-final between the two clubs.

Even though the second leg is away from home, Ian Holloway has said that he is extremely confident of making it into the finals, and hopefully postpone everyone forgetting about the seasiders and getting their England Flags out!

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