The new boss has had little time to work with his squad ahead of the European Championships, and the legendary goalkeeper was left uninspired by Saturday's victory over Norway
World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks is concerned that the FA might have damaged England's chances at this summer's Euro 2012 by failing to appoint a new manager earlier.
Despite the fact that Fabio Capello resigned in early February, it wasn't until the end of April that Roy Hodgson was announced as his successor, and Banks believes the hesitation and resulting lack of preparation could affect the nation team’s ability to succeed in Poland and Ukraine.
"It was terrible to leave it so late, I couldn't understand that at all. Why wasn't he appointed earlier?" he told reporters at the Every Player Counts Awards at the Grass Roots Football Show.
England ran out 1-0 winners over Norway on Saturday night, but Banks was critical of their performance insisting that the squad has much more to offer.
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"England didn't play very well at all on Saturday. If they are going to do anything in the tournament they will have to play better.
"They were a little bit too defensive and I thought Roy was looking for a result which would maybe give the lads a bit of confidence," he added.
And it is not just the FA who is to blame, according to the 74-year-old.
Gareth Barry is the latest player to be ruled out of the tournament with injury, and Banks thinks that there is little of strength-in-depth, following withdrawals of Chris Smalling and, before the squad announcement, Kyle Walker.
"We don't have anyone else. We have very few top-class players to pick from because there are so many foreign players in the Premier League,” he continued.
"We do not give youngsters aged between 18 and 19 a chance. They need to play in full sides."