Roy Hodgson has only taken England as far as the quarter-finals at a major tournament but that didn't dissuade some airport workers from hailing him as the Messiah ahead of the Three Lions' friendly with Sweden.

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Airport workers hail Hodgson

The runway workers bowed to Hodgson, with assistant Ray Lewington in tow, as he made his way to the national team's plane ahead of take off from Manchester for Stockholm.

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Hodgson laughs at his runway adulation

Hodgson, just six months into the job as England coach, saw the funny side of his adulation ahead of his 12th match in charge.

But despite defeat to Italy at Euro 2012 on penalties, the Football Association's website doesn't appear to have counted the loss on Hodgson's record...

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