Hodgson will go if England fail at Euro 2016 - FA chief executive

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Having previously suggested that a new contract would be tied to the 68-year-old's performance, Martin Glenn has confirmed the Three Lions boss will be judged on next summer

Roy Hodgson will lose his job if England disappoint at Euro 2016, the Football Association's chief executive Martin Glenn has confirmed.

The 68-year-old withstood considerable pressure after the Three Lions exited last summer's World Cup winless at the group stage and has since overseen a considerable recovery, winning all six of his European Championship qualifiers to move six points clear at the top of Group E.

But Glenn insists there will be little appetite on either side for Hodgson to continue if England produce another limp showing in France next year.

“I have spoken to Roy,” Glenn told reporters. “The air didn’t really need clearing to be honest. I had a cup of coffee with him, which turned into a few drinks. We are all on the same page.

“Roy is a really good manager and he would be the last person in the world who if – and I don’t think it will happen – but if we had a bad Euros, he would not expect to be kept on. He is a proud man.”

Hodgson's current contract expires at the end of Euro 2016 and has previously spoken of his desire to settle his England future before the tournament, but speaking last month Glenn suggested that the uncertainty could serve England and their manager well.

“Roy is a consummate professional and he knows how we want to work,” he said at the time. “One of my values is, you pay for performance. Roy understands that if we have a great Euros, that will set him up well.

“So I think the past history of giving England managers long, long contracts, I can see why it gives certainty, but I like to have a bit of uncertainty to encourage people to go that extra yard to get results.”

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