Hurst: England can reach semi-finals
However, he does not believe Hodgson's appointment will have a negative impact on the overall aims in Poland and Ukraine this summer.
He said: "Roy has not been involved in the preparations to date and that's not ideal. When you have a manager in place quite a while before, the preparation is going to be very natural, as it was with us in 1966.
"But, in some respects, I see that as a positive. It might take the pressure off, certainly from the media and the fans, to be successful this year. That could be a good thing because expectation is huge on the manager and the players."
It is a sentiment echoed by England fans' spokesman Mark Perryman, although he does not believe... read more
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