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

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
Read Next:
Bryan Robson: No "standout candidate"
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2455141535-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account