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England endured an embarrassing Euro 2016 exit, so who should play in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign starting in September with a view to making an impact at the finals in Russia?

Would you include Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart – or would you bring in Mark Noble and Fraser Forster?

Is there room for Andy Carroll, or would you stick with Harry Kane? And who would man your defence?

Then there is the question of formation – would you stick with a 4-3-3 or revert to 4-4-2?

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Jun 302016
 

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Former England manager Roy Hodgson ‘unhappy’ with England media call

The Football Association has started its search for a new England manager – the 12th man to take the job full time since the country enjoyed its only success under Sir Alf Ramsey at the 1966 World Cup.

Roy Hodgson’s successor will take over an England team badly damaged by the humiliation of an exit to the minnows of Iceland at the last-16 stage of Euro 2016.

Hodgson, 68, cut a broken and fragile figure at his final news conference in France, another victim of what some are starting to see as the impossible job of ending England’s years of hurt.

The role of England manager is full of possibilities but awash with potential downfalls – so is it the best or worst job in sport?

The best job in the world

The most important man in England?

The public profile of being England’s football manager is often put on a par with the Prime Minister, a man who can shape the public mood with the joy of victory and, more often than not in major tournaments, the pain of defeat.

It is a job which has the potential to make someone a legend if they get it right and emulate the success Ramsey on 30 July 1966 when England beat West Germany 4-2 at Wembley in the World Cup final.

The man who gets it right is made for life. It still represents the greatest opportunity in English sport if someone can harness the passion and potential of the national game.

Rich rewards

As Roy Hodgson made his emotional departure from England’s media base in a secluded quarter of Chantilly, no talk of money could console a man whose reputation and record will be stained forever by the manner of defeat by Iceland, the minnows ranked 34th in the world with a population of just 330,000.

Hodgson was, however, the highest-paid manager at Euro 2016 at a reported £3.5m a year, eclipsing Italy’s Chelsea-bound coach Antonio Conte at £3.15m a year and Turkey’s Fatih Terim at £2.7m.

Nice work if you can get it and put up with the criticism that comes with a group-stage exit after only two matches at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the ignominious end here.

Northern Ireland’s Michael O’Neill returned home a national hero after they went out to Wales in the last 16 and he is understood to be on £250,000 a year.

It was reported Chris Coleman – who has guided Wales to the quarter-finals – was on £200,000