England manager Roy Hodgson’s future at the helm of the national team will be in jeopardy should he lead his team to another disappointing campaign at next summer’s Euros, according to the FA’s chief executive Martin Glenn.
The Three Lions have endured disappointing campaigns in international tournaments during Hodgson’s regime, losing at the quarter final stage in the 2012 European Championship and finishing bottom of their group in the 2014 World Cup.
And Glenn has admitted to the firm stance on Hodgson’s future, which he believes depends on England’s Euro 2016 performances and hinted the ex-Liverpool boss will not be kept on as the national team manager should England have a bad tournament.
“I have spoken to Roy. The air didn’t really need clearing to be honest,” Glenn was quoted as saying by the Times.
“We are all on the same page. Roy is a really good manager and he would be the last person in the world who if, and I don’t think it will happen, we had a bad Euros, he would not expect to be kept on. He is a proud man.”
Despite the clearing of air with Hodgson, Glenn is open to helping the 68-year-old with the tools necessary for a successful European Championship next summer.
“The question for Roy is how do we set him up to be as successful as we can in the Euros. What can we do and that is what we plan to do,” he added.
Hodgson’s England are still some way off qualifying for next year’s tournament in France, but are six points ahead of their nearest rivals, Switzerland, in Group E with four games left to play.
England failed to win any of their three group stage games in last year’s World Cup in Brazil, which left them waiting for their first major tournament win since the 1966 World Cup.