London - England coach Roy Hodgson hopes assistant Gary Neville finds comfort returning to the international setup, after the troubled start to his managerial career at Valencia.
Neville surprisingly took charge of the Spanish team in December until the end of the season. Valencia has lost three of its last four league games, dropping to 12th.
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England is playing its first games since taking Neville took the Valencia job, preparing for Euro 2016 at Germany on March 26 and against the Netherlands three days later.
Hodgson thinks Neville "will find it a breath of fresh air coming back to different environment and an environment where he is comfortable."
Neville spent much of his post-Manchester United playing career as a TV pundit before taking the part-time coaching role with England in 2012.