Hodgson remains realistic after Cole signing

21 July 2010 01:31
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson admits it is going to take more than the signing of Joe Cole to get the club back on track. The England midfielder has signed a four-year contract after passing his medical, having agreed personal terms on Monday following his release from Chelsea. Cole is the second arrival at Anfield after the free-transfer signing of Milan Jovanovic from Standard Liege, with 18-year-old Rangers defender Danny Wilson on the verge of completing a move which could cost up to £5million. "It's not going to be an overnight thing," said new Reds boss Hodgson at the club's training camp in Switzerland. "Last season was a very disappointing season for the club in every respect, culminating in a popular manager leaving. "You don't change doom and gloom or disenchantment with a signing or two. I would never want to dupe the Liverpool public by telling them all is rosy now because Joe Cole has signed. "There's a lot more work to do, a lot more players are needed and we as a football team have got to make certain that when we take to the field the supporters will see there is something different and that we are making the biggest effort we can make.

Source: PA

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