Liverpool finally appoint Roy Hodgson as manager

By on July 1, 2010

Roy Hodgson

By Football Talk.

Liverpool have officially announced RHodgsonoy Hodgson as their new manager after agreeing a compensation deal with Fulham. The 62-year-old has signed a three-year contract at Anfield and is set to be unveiled to the media this afternoon.

Hodgson had been widely tipped to takeover at Anfield since Rafa Benitez left last month, despite some quarters backing Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish for the role. But the Anfield board apted for last season’s LMA manager of the year to help guide the club back to the top after a disappointing season last term.

Hodgson spoke to the clubs official website and claimed he has landed the biggest job in football.

“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,” Hodgson told Liverpool’s official website.

“I look forward to meeting the players and the supporters and getting down to work at Melwood.”

Hodgson will be joined by his assistant Mike Kelly at Anfield, and Sammy Lee is expected to be kept on as part of the new set-up.

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