Roy Hodgson supports Commission proposals

Thursday 08 May 2014
Roy Hodgson backs FA Chairman's observations

Roy Hodgson has backed the proposals outlined by FA Chairman Greg Dyke’s England Commission.

Three Lions manager Hodgson said: "I welcome the proposals and I know that the Chairman – and indeed everyone who is passionate about English football – would strongly advocate the findings and recommendations.

"I must also pay tribute to the hard work of the staff, led by Peter Beverley, and the other commission members in the deep level of research and insight, particularly in terms of other national associations. We are much wiser than when this process began, and now have a strong body of work that will stop us wondering how we compare to other countries.

"Having worked at all levels of football, and across different countries and cultures, I have some reference points about what needs to be done in England. But I am just one voice of many who have contributed to this important study, and I hope the debate that has been provoked can lead to some real developments in our game.

"My undoubted focus has been on first qualifying, and subsequently, preparing my England squad and staff for the World Cup in Brazil. But we all have a responsibility when called to answer the question, how can we provide a better platform for the young England players of the future.”

To read the full report from The FA Chairman’s England Commission, click here.

By FA Staff