Fulham confirm Lewington’s England role

Fulham and the Football Association have confirmed that long-serving Whites coach Ray Lewington is to become newly-appointed England manager Roy Hodgson’s assistant.

Lewington, who has served the club as a player, manager and coach, remains in his job at Craven Cottage and will work alongside Hodgson at this summer’s European Championships.

Former Fulham boss Hodgson was keen for Lewington, 55, to join his backroom team and an official approach was made by the FA on Friday afternoon.

Hodgson said: “I’m delighted that Fulham have agreed to Ray joining the England coaching staff for the summer. I know Ray well and enjoyed working with him.

“He’s a very good coach and the players will I’m sure enjoy working with him. We’re currently finalising the rest of the coaching staff but it’s great to have Ray confirmed. I’d like to thank Fulham for agreeing to this.”

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