The FA have approached West Bromwich Albion to hold talks with Roy Hodgson over the England job. The FA stunned the English game by confirming an approach for Hodgson, when almost everyone expected Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp would be top of their list.

"I'm grateful to Jeremy and all at West Bromwich Albion for their co-operation in allowing us to approach Roy, who I have since spoken with," said FA chairman David Bernstein.

"Roy is the only manager we have approached and we remain on course to make an appointment within the timescale we set-out soon after Fabio Capello's departure.

"Further conversations will now take place with Roy and my Club England colleagues before any further announcements can be made."