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Hodgson welcomes Comolli appointment

03 Nov 2010 19:30:16

Hodgson welcomes Comolli appointment

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is keen to embrace the arrival of new director of football strategy Damien Comolli as the club's new owners make plans for a revamped "leadership group".The former Tottenham sporting director has been recruited from St Etienne to overhaul the Reds' transfer policy and scouting activities.Hodgson insists the impact of the Frenchman's arrival will be positive as it will allow him to concentrate on coaching the first-team and claims it creates a working environment he is more than comfortable with."I feel very good about it. It is something the owners were very keen to put in place," he said. "It is a strategy which I think makes sense, especially for our club at this moment in time because we are in a period of transition with new owners."They want a management structure in place which they can identify with, from American or European models and not necessarily an archetypal, if somewhat outdated, English model."Hodgson added: "As far as I am concerned it does not have any effect on my role as manager; I shall be selecting the team and working with the team and making all the decisions which revolve around the team and the matches we play. There is no impact for me as such on my daily work, where he will help the club and help me is in the matter of player recruitment."


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