Hodgson deal done
West Bromwich Albion,
Roy Hodgson will remain in charge of West Brom for the last two games after being announced as England's new manager.
The Albion boss signed a four-year deal with the Football Association from the end of the Premier League season, meaning he will be on the bench for the Baggies' matches against Bolton and Arsenal.
Hodgson attended a four-hour meeting on Monday when he met all four members of the Club England board responsible for appointing Fabio Capello's successor.
"The Football Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Roy Hodgson as England manager," said an FA statement today.
West Brom are now stepping up their search to find a new manager after Hodgson opted to end his 15-month spell in charge.
Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace said: "Roy's appointment as England manager is obviously disappointing news for the club as we would have liked him to sign a new contract, which was in the process of negotiation, and remain as our head coach. But we understand Roy's desire to take the England job and he will leave us after the Arsenal game on May 13 with our best wishes."