Roy Hodgson has eyes on Slovakia amid discussion about his England future

Roy Hodgson has eyes on Slovakia amid discussion about his England future

roy-ray-lewington-england-euro-hotel-team-chantilly-hodgson_3480241England boss Roy Hodgson insists he is relaxed over his future after FA chairman Greg Dyke said he could keep his job if the Three Lions reached the latter stages of Euro 2016.

Hodgson’s contract expires at the end of the tournament in France, with England on the brink of reaching the last 16.

The Three Lions will top Group B with victory against Slovakia in St Etienne on Monday after a last-gasp 2-1 win over Wales on Thursday.

Dyke said Hodgson’s contract is likely to be renewed if England impress in France, but the England manager remains focused on Slovakia.

“It’s been raised many times before so it doesn’t make any difference to me one way or the other to be honest,” Hodgson said at England’s press conference on Sunday.

“My contract runs out after this tournament – that is a fact that everyone has known about for the last two years.

“On a regular basis the subject gets brought up – ‘Should I stay? Do I want to stay? What does the FA do?’ Nothing changes in that respect as far as I’m concerned.

“For myself and for the players there is only one thing on our minds really and that is to win the next game and see how far we can go. Whether that happens to be reaching the last 16, reaching the quarter-finals, reaching the semi-final or the final.

“Who knows? It all depend s on our performances. We concentrate on what we can do, and what we can do is to work very hard in our preparation to make sure we are ready for the game we have to play.

“That is what we will keep on doing and after our stay here at this tournament ends the FA will need to make a decision about what they want to do with respect to the future.”


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