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Euro 2016: Roy Hodgson Will Not ‘Beg’ FA For New Contract

England boss Roy Hodgson says he will not “beg” the Football Association for a new contract after Euro 2016.

Hodgson’s deal expires at the end of the tournament and FA chairman Greg Dyke has said the 68-year-old will only stay on if England “do well” in France.

“I’m prepared to carry on,” Hodgson said before Monday’s last-16 tie with Iceland in Nice (20:00 BST).

“It is different to wanting it. I’m prepared to carry on if the FA want me to.”

England started the tournament with a 1-1 draw against Russia before beating Wales 2-1 and drawing 0-0 with Slovakia in their final Group B game – results that left them in second place and in a tougher half of the draw.

Hodgson’s decision to make six changes for the Slovakia game has also come under scrutiny, with reports suggesting it upset some in the FA hierarchy.

But FA chief executive Martin Glenn said neither he nor Dyke had any problems with the changes for the Slovakia match and Hodgson had their “full support”.

“I actually don’t know where these stories are coming from,” Glenn told the Independent.

Hodgson said: “If they don’t want me to [continue], then my contract will have run out and that is how that will be, so I’m not begging for the job, ” said Hodgson.

“I believe in what I’ve done, in particular over the last couple of years.

“I believe in the team I am working with and believe the team is showing such potential that it will go on to do good things and if the FA want me to continue with me looking after them, I will be happy to do so.”

Source: BBC

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