Ex-Eng­land coach Hodg­son con­sid­ers re­tire­ment

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FOR­MER Eng­land coach Roy Hodg­son is weigh­ing up whether to re­turn to man­age­ment or re­tire, sources close to the 69-year-old have told ESPN FC.

Hodg­son is out of work after leav­ing his Eng­land role in the wake of the Euro 2016 round of 16 exit to Ice­land.

The for­mer Ful­ham and Liver­pool man­ager has been on hol­i­day since re­turn­ing from France as he con­sid­ers his op­tions.

He has re­ceived sev­eral job of­fers this sum­mer, and turned down a big-money of­fer to take charge of a Chi­nese Su­per League club days after quit­ting Eng­land.

How­ever, sources have told ESPN FC that although Hodg­son is in­ter­ested in re­turn­ing to man­age­ment he will only go back for the right of­fer.

West Bromwich Al­bion were linked with a move to bring him back to The Hawthorns after re­ports last week that Tony Pulis could leave the club over their fail­ure to land top trans­fer tar­gets.

How­ever, both Pulis and the club have de­nied the re­ports.

Hodg­son has en­joyed a stel­lar man­age­rial ca­reer, tak­ing charge of 16 dif­fer­ent teams in eight coun­tries.

Mean­while, The owner of Ip­swich Town Foot­ball Club has been charged in con­nec­tion with a tick­et­tout­ing case in Au­gust’s Olympic Games in Brazil.

Mar­cus Evans is among nine peo­ple in­ves­ti­gated over ticket scalp­ing, con­spir­acy and am­bush mar­ket­ing.

Mr Evans, who runs his own sports hos­pi­tal­ity com­pany, de­nied any wrong­do­ing and said the al­le­ga­tions are “to­tally without foun­da­tion”.

The ex­act full charges against Mr Evans have yet to be con­firmed.

Brazil­ian prose­cu­tor Mar­cos Kac told As­so­ci­ated Press he had de­cided to charge Mr Evans, along with Olympic Coun­cil of Ire­land Pres­i­dent Pa­trick Hickey and seven others, after re­view­ing the po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion.— ESPNFC.

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