Lamps wants to work with Roy

Midfielder thinks new England boss 'completely fits' the role

Lampard: He's the kind of manager I want to play for

Frank Lampard: Not certain of a place in England's squad at Euro 2012

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Frank Lampard would 'love' to work with Roy Hodgson at this summer's European Championship and believes the new England manager is a perfect fit for the role.

The West Brom head coach was on Wednesday appointed by the Football Association on a four-year contract and he will begin his international duties at the end of the Premier League season.

Tottenham's Harry Redknapp, Lampard's uncle, was the favourite to be appointed as successor to Fabio Capello, but FA chairman David Bernstein and Club England decided on Hodgson.

Reaction around the world to the 64-year-old's appointment has been slightly underwhelming, with Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes admitting he is not very knowledgeable about England's new boss.

Hodgson looks forward to task

But Chelsea midfielder Lampard said in an interview broadcast by Sky Sports News: "It is a good appointment. He is a very experienced manager - international experience and club football experience.

No assurances

"He seems like a very educated man (and) completely fits the role very well.

"Ideally, if I put in good performances in the season and can be involved in the squad, he is the sort of manager you love to work with."

Lampard, 33, is not certain to be involved in England's squad for the Euro 2012 finals, but having helped Chelsea to Saturday's FA Cup final and the UEFA Champions League final against Bayern later in May, his experience could be useful.

Hodgson said at a media conference when he was unveiled on Wednesday: "I have to give the squad and the selection an awful lot of thought. It's early in the day for me to give assurances in that matter.

"I would add that the players who have been very important for England getting to the tournament deserve a lot of consideration."

What is the biggest challenge facing Roy Hodgson at Euro 2012?

  • Replacing Wayne Rooney
  • Dressing room unrest
  • Handling the media
  • The quality of the players
  • Other