England asks Hodgson to stay on despite exit

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Roy Hodgson has been asked by the
English Football Association to remain in charge of the national team
until 2016 as planned despite early elimination from the World Cup on
England has opened the tournament in Brazil with losses to
Italy and Uruguay, and its hopes of advancing from Group D ended when
Italy lost 1-0 to Costa Rica on Friday.
At Hodgson’s first
tournament as coach, England reached the quarterfinals at the 2012
European Championship, and the FA wants him to see out contract until
after Euro 2016.
"We’re supportive of Roy Hodgson. We’ve asked him to stay as manager," FA chairman Greg Dyke
do not see any value in changing. We think Roy has done a good job and
it is an approach over four years and we hope to do better in the
European Championships."
Dyke was satisfied with how England’s youthful team performed.
thought we played really well in the first game (against Italy) and
narrowly lost," he said. "In the second game it could have gone either
way. We were not humiliated or anything like that. They were narrow
defeats, but it is for the football people, not for me to identify why
we did not win."
Hodgson insisted after Thursday’s 2-1 loss to Uruguay that he would not walk away from the job.
bitterly disappointed, of course, but I don’t feel I need to resign,"
the former Inter Milan, Liverpool and Switzerland coach said.