England boss Roy Hodgson is “up there” with the likes of predecessor Sir Bobby Robson, according to Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.

Hodgson, 68, will be taking England to the Euro 2016 finals in France this summer and is also celebrating 40 years in management.

He has taken charge of four national sides and 16 teams in eight countries, including Liverpool and Inter Milan.

“His CV is quite remarkable,” Dyke told The FA.com 

“Roy is a great example to any aspiring coach that being open to new experiences and cultures can really develop you as a person.

“Forty years coaching at the level he has puts him up there with the great English coaches, much revered people like Sir Bobby Robson, Dave Sexton and Don Howe.”

Robson was England manager between 1982 and 1990, and was in charge when England were beaten on penalties by West Germany in the World Cup semi-final in Italy in 1990.



Hodgson – a varied career

Born in Croydon in 1947

Played for Gravesend & Northfleet, Maidstone and South African side Berea Park

Started managerial career at Swedish side Halmstad in 1976

Managed Inter Milan during two spells in the 1990s

Coached Switzerland at 1994 World Cup, was in charge of UAE from 2002 to 2004 and Finland between 2005 and 2007

Appointed England manager in 2012 and has led them to two major finals

Hodgson ended his playing career, spent largely in the English non-league system, to become a manager at the age of 28. He made an instant impact by winning two titles with Swedish side Halmstad and two more with Malmo.

Other highlights include leading Inter Milan to the Uefa Cup final, Fulham to the Europa League final and Switzerland to two major tournaments.

He has also been in charge of West Brom, Fulham and Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League, and national sides Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and Finland.

Dyke added: “It is fascinating. Wherever we travel people from different countries seek out Roy to share an experience they had of watching one of his sides, or talking to him about a player he once would have managed, or a coach that he knew.”