When the 2014 FIFA World Cup being held in Brazil comes to an end, Sir Trevor Brooking has said to leave the role of director of football development, Football Association.
Brooking who is the former midfielder of West Ham United has playing this role for even more than a decade now. He is now expected to officially leave the position on 31st day of August, just a month from the end of the summer tournament.
The 65 years old Brooking travelled to Miami in the company of the England squad who are scheduled to play there last friendly match on Saturday 7th June. Brooking is hopeful that things he has put in place will continue working just as it has been at the grassroots.
When being interviewed, Brooking said that it is the right decision and the right time for him to make an exit from Football Association. He also says that the football development is growing and its future is absolutely bright.
Putting up a National Football Centre that is located in Burton, St. Georges Park including the skills programme are some of Brooking’s key roles in the position he has held for years now. The centre is now fully equipped with a total of 160 coaches that are training the young and talented football players.
He said that Gareth Southgate and Dan Ashworth are the people who have been in the forefront to make sure that football as a game grows further. Brooking further said that there are a lot of staff members from FA that have helped in spearheading the programmes and a lot of thanks are credited to them.
Roy Hodgson who is the manager of England was appointed by a group of officials that included Brooking. Brooking is expected to be with England throughout their campaign at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Hodgson praised Brooking as being a very good friend both at personal and work levels.