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Fulham's Duff tips boss Hodgson as future England manager

Damien Duff has tipped his boss Roy Hodgson as a future manager of England. The Cottagers boss has been linked with the Three Lions post when Fabio Capello eventually leaves the role, and Duff thinks the experienced tactician is well worthy of the big job.

Duff worked under the 62-year-old at Blackburn as a teenager, and is adamant he can cut it at the very top.

"My first full season at Blackburn was under Roy," he said in The People. "That was a while ago now, but even more than 10 years ago I fancied him to be England manager one day.

"Whether he has ever got close, I don't know, but he is a top manager and coach and I think all the lads here would back me up on that.

"You can see that the work he does is paying off on the pitch. It's definitely not too late even now for him to manage England.

"I love working with him and I'm not alone in thinking that. He is well respected by everyone in the game, so why not?

"For now, though, we would like him to stay at Fulham."

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