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Chelsea captain claims that he would not have an issue in lining up alongside fellow centre-back Rio Ferdinand at Euro 2012 if asked to by the new Three Lions manager

Chelsea captain John Terry has backed the appointment of Roy Hodgson as England manager and claims that he would have no problem in playing alongside Rio Ferdinand at Euro 2012 if asked.

West Brom boss Hodgson was confirmed in the job on Tuesday, despite many expecting Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp to be offered the role, but the Blues skipper believes that it is the right move from the Football Association.

"I always thought Roy Hodgson was a genuine candidate and I was surprised no one really mentioned him," he told The Sun.

"Clearly all the hype was for Harry Redknapp but the FA has taken its time to appoint the right man to lead us to success and I think this is a great appointment.

"I spoke to Bobby Zamora, who worked with him at Fulham, and he always spoke highly about Roy. And the Liverpool lads have also publicly supported him."

After the tournament, Terry will stand trial for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, brother of long-time England defensive partner Rio, and there are concerns that there could be tensions between the two over the incident, but the 31-year-old would have no qualms in forging a partnership with the Manchester United man again.

"I don't have an issue playing with anyone and never have done," the centre-back insisted. "I don't pick and choose who plays for England and, if I'm selected to play, it won't become an issue either."

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