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FA chairman Greg Dyke calls for radical action to keep England team competitive

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Greg Dyke fears for the future of the national team unless drastic steps are taken to nurture more English talent.

Former England boss Glenn Hoddle has called on the Premier League to introduce a quota system to protect the national team. Ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Moldova and Ukraine, Hoddle told The Footballers' Football Show that the continuing influx of foreign players to the Premier League is harming the prospects of home-grown talent. "It really is a concern," said the ex-Chelsea boss who managed England from 1996-1999. "We've got foreign owners, who bring in foreign managers, who bring in foreign players above English players and it's a downward spiral. "The pool [of English players in the Premier League] has gone down from 48% in 1998-99, when I was manager, to 32% this season. "With the transfer market as it is at the moment, there are so many foreigners coming in and that number is going to dwindle. "The England manager's job is a hard job as it is and it's going to get harder and harder unless we readdress it with a rule change. "You'll get challenged from courts in Europe but for our English team to be successful we have to do something."

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