The FA's England Commission, tasked with improving the future of the national team has two new members. England manager Roy Hodgson and former England and current Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.
After previously coming under intense scrutiny for it's lack of diversity, FA chairman Greg Dyke offered his comments on why both Hodgson and Ferdinand were chosen for the commission:
"It is important Roy can offer his views as the current manager of the national team and share the knowledge he has gained when working for many years in a number of countries. I wanted the international fixtures to be completed before announcing this to avoid any distractions for Roy at such an important time.
"Rio's vast experience as a player developed through West Ham's successful youth system, winning Premier League and European titles with Manchester United and representing England at World Cups means he has a huge amount to offer to the debate.
I'm still highly sceptical regarding this commission, will it really make any difference at all? I guess we will have to wait and see. The commission's findings are expected in Spring 2014. Is it marked on your calendar yet?