Football: Failed England manager could net £8 million

Roy Hodgson speaks during a press conference on June 28, 2016 in Chantilly, France. Photo / Getty Images
Roy Hodgson speaks during a press conference on June 28, 2016 in Chantilly, France. Photo / Getty Images

Roy Hodgson is wanted by the mega-rich Chinese Super League despite England's Euro 2016 debacle.

And CSL chiefs are willing to more than double the £3.5million-a-year financial package Hodgson was on at the Football Association to secure the experienced manager's services.

The 68-year-old can expect to earn a salary of £8million if he makes the switch to Asia.

Hodgson is still weighing up his next move after leaving his role as England manager following the humiliating loss to Iceland earlier this summer.

But the embarrassing nature of England's exit in France has not put off those running Chinese football, who are targeting Hodgson.

They believe Hodgson's vast experience and expertise of European football can be utilised to improve the quality of coaching in the fast-emerging league.

Indeed, CSL supremos are open to Hodgson taking charge of one of the 16 clubs or joining on a consultancy basis - similar to a role Jose Mourinho was offered last season.

It remains to be seen whether Hodgson views a future for himself in China, but he would certainly be in good company should he move to the Far East.

Sven Goran Eriksson and Luiz Felipe Scolari are both managing in China, whilst the league have managed to land a number of Europe's most high-profile stars thanks, mainly, to the vast sums of money on offer.

- Daily Mail

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