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Roy Hodgson has picked one of his coaches for Euro 2012

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New England manager Roy Hodgson has made his first appointment to his back room staff ahead of the European Championships in the summer.

Fulham assistant coach Ray Lewington will join the coaching staff for Euro 2012.

“I’m delighted that Fulham have agreed to Ray joining the England coaching staff for the summer. I know Ray well and enjoyed working with him at Craven Cottage,” Hodgson said.

“He’s a very good coach and the players will I’m sure enjoy working with him.

“We’re currently finalising the rest of the coaching staff but it’s great to have Ray confirmed.

“I’d like to thank Fulham for agreeing to this.”

Lewington has managed the Whites, Brentford, Crystal Palace and Watford and worked with Hodgson during his time at Craven Cottage.

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Fulham

Nickname: The Whites

Ground: Craven Cottage (capacity 25,700)

Founded: 1879

Honours: Second Division: 1949, 2001.

Third Division: 1932, 1999.

Southern League: 1906, 1907.

Leading goalscorer: Gordon Davies, 178.

Leading appearances: Johnny Haynes, 658.