England open to hiring foreign manager as FA chief calls team “brittle”

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The search for a new England manager is officially on after Roy Hodgson’s final press conference.

Hodgson resigned immediately after England’s loss to Iceland at EURO 2016, but The FA forced him to answer questions the next day, much to the dismay of the veteran manager.

On the podium, Hodgson was joined by FA chief executive Martin Glenn, who was visibly upset with England’s recent performances.

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When asked about potential suitors for the now-vacant England job, Glenn said they would explore all possible options, including foreign managers. He also said the team must go deeper into tournaments and not be so “brittle” on the big stage.

England has only had two foreign manager in its history, Sven-Goran Eriksson (2001-06) and Fabio Capello (2008-12).

Current England U-21 manager Gareth Southgate is the early favorite to take the job, at least on an interim basis until a full hire is made.