Hodgson was seen as an underwhelming choice to succeed Capello.
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Studious and well-traveled, Roy Hodgson has the weighty responsibility of ending England's 50 years of major tournament heartache at the European Championship in France.After a run to the quarterfinals at Euro 2012, less than two months after succeeding Fabio Capello as manager, Hodgson presided over a galling group-phase exit at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Having previously failed in a high-profile post at Liverpool, Hodgson was seen as an underwhelming choice to succeed Capello when the Italian abruptly stepped down in February 2012 .Hodgson altered his tactical approach for the Euro 2016 qualifiers, switching between a 4-3-3 formation and a 4-4-2 with a midfield diamond, and guided his team to 10 successive wins.Not unlike the late and fondly remembered Bobby Robson prior to England's run to the semifinals at the 1990 World Cup, Hodgson is perceived in Britain as a bumbling, avuncular figure.
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