Roy Hodgson reckons St. George’s Park will become the flagship centre for football coaching in England.
The Three Lions manager is a big supporter of The FA’s national football centre, which opened in Burton in October.
St. George’s Park is the new home for all of England’s 24 teams and the hub for coaching development.
And, speaking to UEFA.com, Hodgson said: “I think it’s going to be a flagship for English football coaching and English football development.
“When the flagship teams – the national team, the Under-21s, the U-19s, the ladies – train there that will be the icing on the cake, but the centre has a much bigger role to play.
“Now when England train at any level they have got fantastic facilities. We’ve never been short of facilities for the few days we train together but it’s nice to have your own centre.
“That’s much better than having to borrow somebody else’s training ground and stay in a hotel.
“But where it’s going to do its real work, in my opinion, is in the development of younger players and coaches to work with these younger players and be a focal point which shows how serious the FA are about producing players and producing coaches who can produce players.
“That’s what I see as its major function.”