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Hodgson a perfect fit for England says Man Utd boss

Roy Hodgson is the perfect man to take the England managerial role according to Sir Alex Ferguson.

The West Bromwich Albion boss was appointed as the new Three Lions manager earlier this week and the decision has been met with positivity by his Manchester United counterpart who feels it was a wise choice by the Football Association.

"Roy has fantastic experience. He is a good man and has the right profile for the job in every respect," Ferguson told Sky Sports.

"You can't beat experience. I have always said that for that England job you need to be in your 60s.

"You need to go into it with all the experience behind you in the sense of do you really need club football when, at that age, you could be managing your national team.

"I always said Jock Stein was the perfect age for managing Scotland. He had all that experience of managing Celtic and Roy has that experience behind him. I hope he does well.

"The surprise for me was that for the first time I can remember, the FA didn't bend to the press."

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