Hodgson's route to Anfield

07 July 2010 03:56
Roy Hodgson's desire to be in football has led him to a long string of management jobs. "I wouldn't say I've done things the hard way because there are all kinds of routes a person can take in football management that throw up contrasting challenges," Hodgson told LFC Weekly magazine. "It would be disrespectful to other managers to say that I've had it tougher. What I would say is that my route to Liverpool has been slightly different. "My problem has been that I love working and I hate being out of it. Whenever I have been, after a few weeks I have found myself yearning for a return. So maybe on occasion I've been prone to jumping at an offer at a smaller club when I should have waited a little longer before a better job has come around."There have been times when I've tried to blend in too well to the surroundings I'm in, rather than be myself and portray my Englishness. I sometimes think that people in England probably view me as the least English of the English managers. Maybe that's one of the reasons why it has taken me longer than others to get one of the big jobs."