Hodgson is impressed by the young talent currently coming through.
He said: "It looks like there are a lot of emerging young players in the English game.
"That's something we have lamented not having in the past. We also have the speed of Theo Walcott and Aaron Lennon. It's looking good that we have different players who can give the coach different options.
"As for Jack Wilshere, he's a very, very talented all-round midfield player. He can tackle, shoot, pass.
There are certainly good signs for the future for the next manager, whoever he is. I've got a feeling the glittering prize is not that far off for the England team - so who knows? The next England manager might be the lucky one."