Roy Hodgson Appointed England Boss
The Football Association announced yesterday that Roy Hodgson has been appointed as the new manager of the England team. The West Bromwich Albion supremo has agreed to put pen to paper on a four-year contract and the 64-year-old will now lead The Three Lions into the 2012 European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
Even though Roy Hodgson enjoyed a fine playing career, it´s probably only fair to claim that the likeable South Londoner has achieved a lot more as a football manager than he ever did as an active player. A highly accomplished and experienced coach, the seasoned campaigner has been in charge at a number of clubs both home and abroad including Halmstad, Bristol City, Malmo, Neuchatel Xamax, Internazionale, Blackburn Rovers, Grasshoppers, Copenhagen, Udinese, Fulham and Liverpool. The well established and much respected Roy Hodgson has also managed the Swiss, Finnish and United Arab Emirates national sides. Jeremy Pearce: “We did not want Roy Hodgson to leave and he will be a tough act to follow. But we understand Hodgson’s desire to take the England job and he will leave us after the Arsenal game on 13 May with our best wishes.”