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Roy Hodgson to coach England U21s

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England manager Roy Hodgson will take charge of the under-21 side for one match as the Football Association’s search continues for Stuart Pearce’s replacement.

Hodgson, 65, will lead the side against Scotland at Bramall Lane on 13 August.

The former West Brom head coach has told the FA that he will happy to take charge for a one-off game.

“There is an opportunity while the recruitment process goes on to work with this squad and it is something I very much wanted to do,” he told reporters. “I watch the under-21 fixtures and I was in Israel for the Championships but, as a coach, nothing can beat the training field and the team hotel for getting to know the players properly.”

The 65-year-old will then take charge of the national senior side also against Scotland the evening after at Wembley.

The governing body are advertising for a ‘proven leader with a wealth of coaching experience’ to replace Pearce, who was dismissed following his side’s poor European Championship performances in Israel earlier this summer.

The Football Association decided not to renew their agreement with the former Manchester City manager, ending his six-year spell in charge of the side.

The FA’s former head of elite development Gareth Southgate, former Blackburn boss Michael Appleton and England U20 coach Peter Taylor have all been linked with the vacancy.

 

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