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Hodgson appointed as New Liverpool Boss

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Roy Hodgson has signed a 3-year contract as manager of Liverpool, replacing Rafa Benitez who departed last month.

Hodgson, who managed Inter Milan and Blackburn, probably enjoyed his most successful tenure as manager of Fulham. In his first season, he saved them from relegation when they looked destined to be going down and he then steered the London club to a Europa League place in his next season. However it was last season when he proved how good a manager he is by getting Fulham to the Europa League final, beating Juventus, Hamburg and Wolfsburg on the way. He was then voted manager of the year by the League Manager's Association in 09/10.

"This is the biggest job in club football and I'm honoured to be taking on the role of manager of Britain's most successful football club," Hodgson told the club's official website.

To be honest, I was quite surprised that Hodgson was given the job. I thought Liverpool may have gone for a big name or a past player to try and get them out of their situation. And although I do think Hodgson is an excellent manager, I'm not sure if he has what it takes for such a big team like Liverpool. Having said that, it would take a miracle from anyone to fix what has happened at the club.


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