England coach keen to get back on the training pitch.

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Former England boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed he is keen to return to management.

Hodgson has not worked since he quit as England manager following the humiliating Euro 2016 elimination against Iceland.

However, after undergoing a five-month sabbatical in the wake of that debacle, the 69-year-old is looking to return to coaching.

“I feel fit,” he told Sky Sports. “I feel that if anything I think you become a better coach – if wisdom is a word which is at all relevant in football, and I would like to think it is, you do become a bit wiser with the years.

“You perhaps make a few less mistakes with players that you would have made when you were young, thought you knew it all and thought you were invincible.

“I certainly don’t feel that I couldn’t handle the day-to-day work and the day-to-day pressures.

“I just have to wait and see what comes along. I’ve not been in any particular rush. I’ve never had a long spell out of the game, it’s always been a month or two and then back in again and sometimes not even that.

“So these four or five months won’t do me any harm. But I’m hoping that something will come along that will really interest me.”

Hodgson, whose replacement, Sam Allardyce, last one match in charge, backed the appointment of his Gareth Southgate as his long-term successor

He said it was “great that he comes into the job with such a positive perception of him as a person, him as a coach, and his experience of the FA and what he’s capable of doing.”