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After a brief spell as Blackburn Rovers manager in 1997, Roy Hodgson's reputation in his homeland didn't quite live up to his status on the continent, where success in Sweden, Italy and elsewhere saw him held in high regard.
It took a return to English football with Fulham 10 years later for him to earn the respect of his peers. Since then, he has made a considerable impact on English football.
Since taking the England manager's job in 2012, just before the European Championships in Ukraine and Poland, he has gradually developed the England team to the point where their style is unrecognizable from what he inherited.
Whereas England were once a team content to sit back and soak up pressure, Hodgson's side is far more proactive. We've seen at this World Cup how England want to take the game to their opponents and are eager to play on the front foot.
In terms of the team's evolution, it may have come a year or two early, but as this team grows, so too will their resolve and ability to transform promising displays into victories.
In the aftermath of the Uruguay defeat, Hodgson has been adamant he will not resign from his post, per BBC Sport. If he's true to his word, that will be good news for all of England. The Three Lions need a coach of his ilk, and he has shown he is the right man to get England back to the top of world football.
The World Cup has been disappointing results-wise, but it shouldn't mean Hodgson is replaced.