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West Ham chief Brady full of praise for England coach Hodgson

West Ham United chief Karren Brady feels Roy Hodgson is bringing new respect to the England job, despite his public stumble this week.

Brady wrote in The Sun: "I can tell you only this. Roy is everything an England manager should be - keen, bright and dedicated.

"In my 20-years plus in this industry I have never known an England manager, when on a Premier League visit, to stay and watch the whole game.

"Instead, they normally arrive five minutes before the start of the match, with instructions that they are not to be approached in the boardroom, and then leave 15 minutes before the end.

"I guess for £5million-a-year you can't expect much more!

"On Monday night we played against QPR at Loftus Road.

"Roy was there well before the kick-off and was still there well after the end, with a smile on his face that beamed pride in the job and gave me hope.

"It's no surprise he has picked Andy Carroll but I did expect Mark Noble to also get a call-up."

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