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Hodgson named manager of LFC

1 Jul

And the world keeps on spinning even without the World Cup.  Roy Hodgson has signed a three year deal as the new manager of Liverpool.  The former Fulham man was the 2009-10 Manager of the Year after leading Fulham to the Europa League final.

Hodgson has done well at Fulham, but managing Liverpool is a whole new ballgame with a lot more scrutiny.  He has stated that his goal is to get the Reds back into the Champions League.  I think this is a good starting point, it’s a solid goal and one that is definitely attainable.  He hasn’t gone out and made overly bold assertions about Liverpool winning the league.  He realizes that it’s going to take a little time to get things going back in the right direction.

I don’t envy Hodgson’s position right now.  He’s stuck with two of the worst owners possible, who are jacking up the price of the club so high, no one wants to buy it.  Rumours abound about top players like Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Javier Mascherano leaving.  Hodgson definitely has his work cut out for him in trying to keep key players in town and putting together a solid team that can compete at the top of the table.

With a new manager and new owners hopefully on the way, it’s a new era at Anfield.