Rio Ferdinand Wants to Succeed Roy Hodgson as England Manager

Published on: 15 July 2016

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand thinks he would make a good England manager as the FA continue their search for Roy Hodgson's successor.

Ferdinand was critical of Hodgson's team selections and tactics at Euro 2016 with the Three Lions crashing out of the tournament in the last 16 to Iceland.

"When you don't know you're starting 11 when you get to the tournament and don't know your best formation, there's a problem," the 37-year-old told YouTube channel Copa 90 and as quoted in the Mirror.

"When you perform in a team, individuals can only perform to their greatest ability when the platform at the bottom and the foundations are set.

"There needs to be a structure and you need to understand what you want your team to do.

"When a player isn't performing too well as an individual, he can fall back on that platform of structure, the team and unity.

"That's why I should be manager!" added the BBC Match of the Day and BT Sport Pundit.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is the favourite for the vacant England manager post and is believed to have held talks with the FA.

Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klinsmann, Eddie Howe, Steve Bruce, Glenn Hoddle and Guus Hiddink are also rumoured to be under consideration by the FA to succeed Hodgson.

But it is Allardyce who remains the frontrunner to become the next England manager after missing out on the same job 10 years ago to Steve McClaren.