RUMOURS ABOUND THAT Roy Hodgson will sign on the dotted line and become England manager sometime within the next 24 hours.
And if he does take over, Hodgson will have considerable experience to look back on in international football, and European football in general, having managed a total of 16 different teams in eight countries over the course of his career.
The first international side he managed was Switzerland, with whom he enjoyed considerable success. He helped them qualify for both World Cup 94, and Euro 96, in addition to guiding them to 3rd place in the FIFA world rankings at one stage.
Hodgson later went on to manage the United Arab Emirates national team, where he failed to make much of an impact.
He also performed relatively well during his brief stint as Finland manager, overseeing their narrow failure to qualify for Euro 2008. And in fact, this success subsequently led to him being linked with the Ireland manager’s job before agreeing to take over at Fulham.
Therefore, it’s fair to say Hodgson’s managerial CV is relatively solid if unspectacular.
With that in mind, is the current West Brom boss a good appointment?