Lewington to join Hodgson's staff

Fulham coach Ray Lewington is to work alongside new England manager Roy Hodgson during the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine, the Football Association have confirmed.

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Lewington had been tipped to join former Craven Cottage boss Hodgson during the summer and now Fulham and the FA have agreed a deal for them to renew a working relationship they had at club level.

A statement issued by the FA read: "The FA and Fulham Football Club can confirm that Ray Lewington will join Roy Hodgson's England coaching staff at the end of the Premier League season to work with the team during the European Championship."

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 at Craven Cottage.

"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."

Lewington will return to Fulham in time for next season.

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