Jagielka canâ€™t speak highly enough about Hodgson, who Âappears to be a steadying hand at the helm after succeeding ÂFabio Capello last May.
The 30-year-old Jagielka, who has won 16 caps, said: â€œIf you look beyond his CV in football, he is genuinely a nice guy and you can have a conversation with him for hours and hours.
â€œHe is a likeable person and it works brilliantly. We spend a lot of time away together and the atmosphere he has created has made it so much easier to go away on international duty.
â€œHe has a laugh and a joke when he wants to, and then he reins it in when he wants to let us know that he is not happy.
â€œBut, as a person, he fits the bill perfectly. His CV speaks for itself and, added to that, he is a good communicator who doesnâ€™t shirk away from anything and gives his views.
â€œFor both players and fans alike, thatâ€™s exactly what you want to see â€“ you want him to be as honest as he possibly can."