Former England captain Steven Gerrard has welcomed the appointment of Roy Hodgson as manager of the national side.

Gerrard worked with Hodgson during the 64-year-old's ill-fated spell in charge of Liverpool and has been tipped as a possible future England captain.

Gerrard said in a statement released to Press Association Sport: "I've worked with Roy. He's a good man and a good manager. It's important he's given a chance and I'm looking forward to working with him again."

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