The English Football Association has appointed
Hodgson, 64, will head the selected home after having trained 18 teams. Previously he was head coach of Switzerland, Finland and the United Arab Emirates, and other clubs from different countries in a coaching career of 36 years.
"We hope to have the support of everyone to work as a team and help the team get the results that everyone hopes and wishes in England," said Hodgson.
The new English coach will remain at the forefront of West Bromwich Albion for the last two games of the season Premier League football.
His contract with West Brom ended 30 June but the club has agreed to release Hodgson after the last league match on 13 May, so you can prepare the English selected for Euro 2012.
The Football Association said in a statement it was "delighted" to announce the appointment of Hodgson, whose contract also includes the World Cup 2014 and Euro 2016.