Roy Hodgson says international management is better suited to an older coach
Roy Hodgson believes the England job came along at the perfect time in his career, as he aims to add more success to his personal record with the Three Lions.
The 65-year-old took over as England Manager last May before leading the squad to the quarter final of EURO 2012 in the summer.
And after his time in charge of clubs and countries with the likes of Switzerland, Finland, Fulham, WBA and Liverpool, Hodgson is now looking to guide England to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Speaking to the Scottish FA, at a meeting of their Pro Licence candidates at Hampden Park, he said: "It's always the next success which is the important one.
"You can't live on Switzerland, the UAE and Finland, but I don't know if there's any massive difference between being a national manager and being a club manager.
"If you've got any skills as a club manager, you've got to be more aware of them and then hone them even more as a national manager.
"There is so much less time with your players, but the qualities that a manager needs are similar.
"The differences are the longer times between games and the games are of more importance to people within the country, so there is perhaps more pressure when the game comes around.
"That's why it's probably suited to someone who is a little bit older because you're less likely to miss that day-to-day involvement when you’re older.
"When you're younger, that's going to be the first thing you miss, going out and kicking a ball every day."
Hodgson was joined in Glasgow by fellow home nation bosses such as Scotland’s Gordon Strachan, Wales chief Chris Coleman and Northern Ireland coach Michael O’Neill.
And he only had words of encouragement for all of the Pro Licence candidates aiming to collect the highest qualification available for coaches.
He added: "The Pro Licence is a very important qualification.
“It's becoming mandatory now if you want to work at the top level and we're getting a very good quality of football person doing their Pro Licence.
"I find that very positive and it's very positive for those who have got their Pro Licences and are able to profit by talking about their experiences and continue their development.”
Watch the full video interview with Hodgson below: