ROY HODGSON'S INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Roy Hodgson is one of the most well-travelled coaches England has ever produced and has worked at international level on three different occasions.
Here we evaluate his previous jobs at the highest level.
Hodgson took his first international post after impressing in the country's domestic competition with Neuchatel Xamax.
He succeeded in winning qualification to the 1994 World Cup, progressing from a tough group that included Italy and Portugal. His side took four points off the Azzurri, who went on to reach the final.
Hodgson next led the team to qualification for Euro 96 but left before the tournament to take charge at Inter Milan. His final game was a 3-1 friendly defeat to England.
At their peak, FIFA ranked Hodgson's Switzerland number three in the world.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (2002-2004)
Hodgson returned to the global stage at the unlikely outpost of the UAE, where he took over responsibility for both the national and Olympic sides.
He remained for 20 months, taking the side to one tournament - finishing fifth in the Gulf Cup.
He later said of the experience: "That was a period where I didn't know where my career was going. But all these experiences enrich you and it was good to know I could get my message to players who many say are uncoachable."
Hodgson took on the task of leading Finland to their first major international tournament and was close to achieving that unlikely feat in qualification for Euro 2008.
He won just six of his matches in charge of the side, but all of those victories came in competitive fixtures.
Notable results included a 3-1 victory at eventual group winners Poland and a 1-1 draw with Portugal.
Finland finished just three points away from qualification but Hodgson opted not to sign a new deal, instead resurfacing at Fulham.
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