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The cost of failure by England managers


The repeated failures of England managers are not just dispiriting, they also cost the Football Association a lot of money.

Total spending on managerial appointments which didn't work out in the past 15 years has been £70m. Fabio Capello, who took charge of England's 2010 World Cup campaign, was the most expensive appointment as the FA paid him a salary of £6m for five years and a £1m pay off.

Sven-Goran Eriksson's five years in the job on a £4m salary was followed by a £3.5m pay off. Steve McClaren was paid £7.75m, including a £2.5m pay off, for his 18 months in charge.

At least Hodgson is not entitled to a pay off as his contract expires this summer, but he has still earned £14m in the last four years.