Platt did actually coach the U21s 10 years ago. I'm not sure he would be my pick. I would rather it went to Southgate.I would give it back to David Platt. Like Hodgson, he has experience of foreign footballing cultures and he comes across as one of the more intelligent, thoughtful English footballers/ex-footballers.
Whoever is appointed stands a huge chance of landing the senior job since there is no sign of Hodgson's successor in the Premier League.