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Roy Hodgson poised for England manager's job

The Football Association interviewed Roy Hodgson on Monday about the vacant England manager's position.

West Bromwich Albion confirmed that they gave the FA permission to speak to their manager about taking over as England boss.

FA chairman David Bernstein approached West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace - but no approach was been made to Harry Redknapp.

Bernstein said: "I'm grateful to Jeremy and all at West Bromwich Albion for their co-operation in allowing us to approach Roy.

"Roy is the only manager we have approached and we remain on course to make an appointment within the timescale we set out soon after Fabio Capello's departure."

Hodgson had previously said if he was offered the England job he would accept it.

The 64-year-old is vastly experienced as a club and national team manager. Clubs he has managed include Inter Milan, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham and Liverpool and he has also managed the Swiss, Finnish and United Arab Emirates national teams.

He took Inter to the UEFA Cup final in 1997 and Fulham to the Europa League final two years ago.

Prior to that, he won 11 titles as manager of Swedish clubs Halmstad and Malmo and won a league and cup double with FC Copenhagen in 2001.

He won the LMA manager of the year award in 2010.

By Malcolm MacAskill

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