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Hodgson tips female coaches to someday manage the men’s game

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The idea of a female manager managing a men’s club may not sound ideal for some fans, but former England boss Roy Hodgson believes they would soon be appointed by top-flight clubs.

The women’s game is currently on the rise globally and especially in England with sponsorship deals from Barclays in the women’s Super League.

In the gaming world, EA Sports (FIFA) have also included the women’s version of the game which has received positive reviews and quite a decent number of followers.

And the Chelsea Women’s 3-2 aggregate win over PSG Feminine wrapped up a fine week for the game.

When asked if a professional men’s team in England may appoint a female coach soon, Crystal Palace boss Hodgson said via the Telegraph: “I see no reason why not.

“The growth of the game is going to get more players to go into coaching and management when they finish their professional playing careers.

“There are a lot of very talented women coaches. It would take a brave decision but when Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in England that was also a watershed.”

KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND – MARCH 21: Erin Cuthbert of Chelsea Women celebrates scoring her sides second goal during the UEFA Women’s Champions League: Quarter Final First Leg match between Chelsea Women and Paris Saint-Germain at Kingsmeadow on March 21, 2019, in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)