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Hodgson gets Taylor backing

13 Oct 2013 14:46:54

Hodgson gets Taylor backing

Graham Taylor and Graeme Le Saux have given their backing to England manager Roy Hodgson.

As Taylor pointed out, Hodgson was not the popular choice to succeed Fabio Capello.

Former England boss Taylor believes there are still some within the media who would have preferred Harry Redknapp to get the job.

However, Taylor feels the Football Association got the right man and believes the England team are benefiting from Hodgson's involvement.

"Roy has done well," Taylor told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme.

"There was a section of the media who wanted Harry Redknapp and he has not yet overcome the fact he wasn't necessarily the first choice for everybody.

"But it has worked well.

"This is Roy. He is not flamboyant. He doesn't speak in headlines. That bristles certain people. He had a reputation of being cautious.

"But whatever people think about him, he is the only England manager to be appointed with previous international experience.

"He has been there. He has seen it. His experience of international football before he got the England job is a great plus."


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