Ferdinand: Hodgson’s England Too Old, Too 'cautious'

Rio Ferdinand has questioned Roy Hodgson's willingness to cultivate talent claiming that England's Euro 2012 tormentor Andrea Pirlo "may have been overlooked" for the European Championship had he been English.

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  • Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action
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  • Rio Ferdinand gives brutal assessment of England managers Roy Hodgson, Fabio Capello and Sven-Goran Eriksson
    But Ferdinand has not been kind to the managers who selected him during his years playing for England, in his autobiography #2Sides which is being serialised in The Sun. Ferdinand said his relationship with current boss Roy Hodgson “never really ...
    09/17/2014 - 4:10 am | View Link
  • England manager Roy Hodgson mishandled race row between me and John Terry, says Rio Ferdinand
    Rio Ferdinand has accused Roy Hodgson of "bad communication" in his failure to deal with the John Terry controversy. Ferdinand insists Hodgson never even called him to ask whether he would be prepared to play alongside Terry in the national team, despite ...
    09/13/2014 - 12:00 pm | View Link
  • Roy Hodgson needs a system that will get England stars playing like they do for their clubs, says Rio Ferdinand
    Rio Ferdinand says Roy Hodgson has to find the right formula and get his England players performing at the level they do for their clubs. Hodgson's men were largely uninspiring in Wednesday's 1-0 international win over Norway, when just 40,181 people ...
    09/6/2014 - 4:51 am | View Link
  • Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United defender retires from England
    "After a great deal of thought, I have decided the time is right to retire from international football," he said. England manager Roy Hodgson said: "To have captained his country, and to play at three World Cups, marks him out among a very special group of ...
    05/15/2013 - 12:38 am | View Link
  • England manager Roy Hodgson: No regrets over Rio Ferdinand
    England manager Roy Hodgson has no regrets about recalling Rio Ferdinand despite the defender's withdrawal. Ferdinand pulled out of the squad, saying his "intricate, pre-planned" fitness programme would not allow him to face San Marino and Montenegro.
    03/21/2013 - 8:44 pm | View Link
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  • Rio Ferdinand: Former captain questions England tactics
    Former England captain Rio Ferdinand says that both players and managers must take responsibility for England's failings, arguing that past teams "maybe weren't set ...
    12/22/2014 - 4:02 am | View Website
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    The home of England international team on BBC Sport online. Includes the latest news stories, results and fixtures, photo galleries, live video, videos and ...
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  • Rio Ferdinand
    Rio Gavin Ferdinand (born 7 November 1978) is an English professional footballer who plays for Queens Park Rangers as a centre-back. He played 81 times for the ...
    12/21/2014 - 11:20 am | View Website
  • Roy Hodgson
    Roy Hodgson (born 9 August 1947) is an English former footballer who is the manager of the England national football team. Hodgson has managed sixteen different teams ...
    12/17/2014 - 10:20 am | View Website
  • Raheem Sterling's decision to tell Roy Hodgson he was too ...
    Raheem Sterling's decision to tell Roy Hodgson he was too tired to start is backed by Rio Ferdinand, who believes English players are normally 'too proud' to admit it
    10/12/2014 - 11:08 pm | View Website
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