Bernstein: England coach Hodgson right man in charge

Departing FA chairman David Bernstein says Roy Hodgson is the right man for the England job.

Departing FA chairman David Bernstein says Roy Hodgson is the right man for the England job.

Bernstein is confident that Hodgson's side can return to Brazil next year for the World Cup despite some tricky qualifiers in the autumn - and said England would be "selling ourselves short" if they don't make it.

He said: "The spirit engendered by Roy has been absolutely excellent. The relationship between the chairman and the manager in any football club or organisation is important and you are right, we do get on very well. There is a chemistry there.

"I think things are in really good shape. I am confident that we will move on, get the results and qualify for the World Cup.

"I am sure that having played in the Maracana that the players will be desperate to get back here.

"It is obviously extremely important [to qualify]. At the end of the day we want to be in the major championships and for England not to be in the finals would just be selling ourselves short.

"Our public want it, our fans want it, the players want it, the manager desperately wants it.

"We have some difficult matches ahead make no mistake, we have seen already the teams in our group are very good so we are going to have to play very well, we have big home matches coming up.

"But I am confident we will get there. We certainly need to be here it's a wonderful place and it's going to be a magnificent tournament."

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