It seems that Liverpool have finally agreed a deal for Roy Hodgson, the compensation with Fulham which was causing the delay is rumoured to be around £2m. Manuel Pelligrini, Kenny Dalglish, Martin O'Neil, Mark Hughes, Guus Hiddink, Frank Rijkaard, Slaven Bilic, Marcello Lippi were all linked with the post. Hodgson has agreed a 2 year deal with the club worth £6m.
I can understand the frustration of some fans at Kenny Dalglish not being appointed as the manager after he put himself into contention - but after all the hysteria surrounding return of the King, Roy Hodgson has been given the nod to manage Liverpool Football club.
It's a bit sickening how some (fickle) fans have already ruled out Roy's credentials to be worthy of managing Liverpool. Liverpool perhaps have made the right decission in hiring Roy. Recently, the English FA were rumoured to offer Roy the England job after a dismal performance at the World Cup. However, Liverpool have been instrumental in getting their prime target.
Hodgson has been impressive after his return to England - after taking the reins at Fulham in 2007, he's steered them out of relegation on the final day in his 1st season incharge. Then Fulham qualified for Europe after a handsome 7th finish in the league next season. Last season Fulham were 12th, however that was accompanied by an impressive run in Europe beating the likes of Juventus, Wolfsburg and Hamburg, finally losing 2-1 in the Uefa cup final against Athletico Madrid.
Hodgson has a wealth of experience as a manager - In his 34 years incharge, he's managed 12 top flight European clubs and 3 National sides, notable Inter Milan and Switzerland.
Swedish football champions (2): 1976, 1979
Allsvenskan (2): 1976, 1979
Swedish football champions (2): 1986, 1988
Allsvenskan (4): 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
Svenska Cupen (2): 1985–86, 1988–89
Danish Superliga (1): 2000–01
Danish Super Cup (1): 2001
LMA Manager of the Year (1): 2010
UEFA Europa League Finalists (1): 2010
Roy Hodgson would be an excellent manager at Liverpool FC. He'll have a massive job at his disposal. He's had to deal with shoe-string budget before - moreover his priority would be keeping the likes of Gerrard and Torres at the club. Roy knows that he's walking into a very difficult job but whatever it may be, he deserves full trust and support of the Liverpool fans...