By Chris Harris

Roy Hodgson is a "good choice" for the role of England manager, according to Arsène Wenger.

The West Bromwich Albion boss was named as the successor to Fabio Capello this week following months of speculation that Tottenham's Harry Redknapp was likely to be appointed.

Hodgson has pedigree as an international manager - he guided Switzerland to the European Championship in 1996 - and Wenger is an admirer of the 64-year-old.

"I have always consistently come out and said there should be an English manager and Roy Hodgson is a good choice," he told Arsenal Player.

"He is experienced, he has worked with national teams before and what is important for me is that he has the experience of big choices. This choice does not defy logic.

"I think for him, he is at the stage of his career where it is an interesting choice because he can finish his career with a national team. If he is successful, everyone will be happy in England."

Watch the full interview with Wenger on Arsenal Player.

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