Whelan believes Englandâ€™s impressive performances fully vindicate the decision to replace Fabio Capello with an Englishman, Hodgson, in the lead-up to the Euros.
â€śIâ€™ve always thought weâ€™d be better off with an English manager for the England team,â€ť Whelan told the Wigan Evening Post.
â€śI really never saw any sense in getting a foreign manager in to manage our national side.
â€śCommunication is massively important in any football team â€“ the attitude in the camp and the way they are with each other.
â€śRoy obviously thinks like the players are thinking, and he knows what they are looking for, when they need to rest and so on.
â€śHaving an English manager like Roy is already showing to be the right decision, and itâ€™s definitely the way forward.â€ť