Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has said that Roy Hodgson should deserve all the credit for getting the England managerial job against all the odds. Former West Brom manager Roy Hodgson was recently confirmed as the England manager up until the Euro 2016. Jack Wilshere, who is currently out injured, said that he was welcoming the appointment of the former West Brom manager. Roy Hodgson and Harry Redknapp were the favourites to take over from Fabio Capello, who resigned only a few months ago after suffering a break down in relationship with the English FA. The English FA have been leaving the appointment of a successor as late as possible.

Jack Wilshere will be missing the Euro 2012 after suffering a setback in his attempts to recover from the long term injury he suffered last season. It has been almost 12 months since Jack Wilshire was last seen on the pitch. Roy Hodgson would have loved to have the Arsenal midfielder in the squad for the Euro 2012 given that it would have provided the 20-year-old with great experience about the international game. Hodgson would also have loved to have the passing skills of Jack Wilshire in the team. Hodgson has received backing from almost every major England player following his appointment.

“Not many have the experience of Roy Hodgson. Proved he is a top manager at international level so don’t see a reason why he can’t do it for England. Good choice in my opinion. Good luck and I hope I can help him in some way in the future,” Jack Wilshere said on Twitter. Hodgson had a poor spell at Anfield only a few seasons ago, but Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was quick to confirm his delight at being able to work with Hodgson once again.