The Three Lions boss is looking ahead to the World Cup draw in December
Roy Hodgson says he wants to soak up England's qualification for the World Cup before turning his full attention to preparations for next summer.
After presiding over his team's success in Group H, which secured their place in Brazil, the Three Lions boss is now looking ahead to the draw for the Finals in December.
Hodgson has already lined up a couple of friendly matches at Wembley in November, against Chile and Germany
, and admits that he's started to have a few ideas about the World Cup after beating Poland on Tuesday night.
In an exclusive interview with TheFA.com, Hodgson revealed: "I suppose to some extent thoughts are swirling around in my head already, but we won't be able to start any real serious preparation until after 6 December when we find out where our games are going to be played and what sort of opponents we’ll be preparing for.
"Of course there is a lot of time to think about the detailed planning of going to play a tournament in Brazil, which is going to be a lot different than preparing for the Euros played in Poland and Ukraine.
"I’ll enjoy the victory for a few more days and I'll trust in all the expertise I have around me at The FA to make certain that when it comes to the detailed planning we’ll get it right."
Hodgson is also looking forward to a return to Brazil after the visit back in June
when the Three Lions came away from the Maracana with a 2-2 draw
He's also been happy with the level of opposition England have played in friendly matches since he took charge, and believes those games can help prepare the team for next summer.
"That was a tough game for us [in Brazil]. We've been brave in our friendly matches, we've got a good record in friendlies and have only lost the one in Sweden where we were winning but experimented towards the end and gave away a victory.
"But in the other friendlies where we've had good results, we haven't exactly stinted on the quality of opponents. To play Brazil twice, to play Sweden, Norway away, the home nations, Italy away, Belgium, we haven't given ourselves an easy ride."
He added: "No one can say we've got our results the easy way, and maybe that's good. Any results we get in the World Cup will have to be achieved the hard way."
You can watch part one of our interview with Roy here, and we'll have more from the England manager over the next few days.