Steven Gerrard: 'Roy Hodgson is right man for England'

England's coach Roy Hodgson gestures during the Group D football match between Costa Rica and England at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 24, 2014
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Steven Gerrard believes that Roy Hodgson is the right man to lead England, despite their group-stage exit from the World Cup in Brazil.

Steven Gerrard has insisted that Roy Hodgson is the right man to manage England, following his decision to retire from international football.

The former captain has called time on his 14-year Three Lions career after England's group-stage exit from the World Cup in Brazil.

Hodgson will remain in charge of the side and Gerrard is confident that the former Fulham boss was the correct appointment.

"I'm sure Roy will get the job right. I know things will turn around for the better," he told reporters. "I know the players are upset and everyone has an opinion on England at the moment - it's very negative.

"But I'm sure Roy will help making the England supporters proud again and change the way people are looking at this England team.

"He's a fantastic manager and I'm glad the FA have stuck with him. He's the man who fulfilled my childhood dream, made me England captain, and I'll always thank him for that."

Gerrard won 114 caps for England, scoring 21 goals in the process.

England pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014
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