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Reds confirm Hodgson as new boss
01 Jul 2010 - 09:46:12
Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of Roy Hodgson as their new manager.
The 62-year-old Englishman has penned a three-year contract with the Reds after deciding to leave former club Fulham to replace Rafael Benitez in the Anfield hot-seat.
Benitez left by mutual consent at the beginning of June following a disappointing seventh-placed finish in the Premier League last season.
Hodgson had transformed the Cottagers from Premier League relegation candidates to Europa League finalists during two-and-a-half years at the helm of the west London club.
The former Internazionale, Blackburn Rovers, Switzerland and Finland national team manager was recently mentioned as a possible replacement for Fabio Capello as England boss should the Italian be sacked in the wake of a disappointing World Cup.
Hodgson remained tight-lipped on his future while working as a media pundit in South Africa and last year's League Managers' Association Manager of the Year has now been confirmed by the Merseyside club as their 18th full-time boss.
"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," he told his new club's official website.
"I look forward to meeting the players and the supporters and getting down to work at Melwood."