On this day in 2012: Roy Hodgson appointed England manager

Roy Hodgson was appointed England manager on a four-year deal on this day in 2012.

The then 64-year-old replaced Fabio Capello, who was originally due to step down after Euro 2012, taking his 19th managerial job in a career that began with Halmstads in 1976.

Hodgson was in charge of West Brom at the time and decided to keep his job for the final two games of the season, before shifting his focus to England for their final preparations ahead of Euro 2012.

Hodgson said: “Hopefully we can all back each other and make sure we work as a team and help the team get the results everyone in England expects and wants.”

Hodgson managed to lead England to the quarter-finals of the competition, where they were knocked out by Italy in a 4–2 loss on penalties.

Hodgson’s second major competition was the 2014 World Cup, but England were knocked out in the group stage, picking up just one point from their three games with Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

England failed to reach the knockout stage of the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

Hodgson’s time in England’s hot seat came to a disappointing end two years later at the next European Championship, after his team were knocked out of Euro 2016 following a shock 2-1 loss to Iceland in the round of 16. final, despite going 1-0 up. .

Now 75, Hodgson recently came out of retirement to take the reins at his former club Crystal Palace to help them move away from the relegation places.

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