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Factfile of new England coach Roy Hodgson

Factfile of new England coach Roy Hodgson

A factfile of newly appointed England football coach Roy Hodgson:
1947: Born in Croydon, London on Aug. 9.
1965: Signs professional terms with Crystal Palace to begin a modest 11-year playing career as a defender. Also played for six non-league teams.
1976: Begins nomadic coaching career at the age of 28 with Swedish top-tier team Halmstad, winning two championships in what he describes as his greatest achievement in football _ a "water-into-wine job."
1980: Joins English club Bristol City as assistant manager and hired as manager two years later, only to be fired after four months.
1982: Returns to Sweden to coach Orebro and then Malmo, where he wins five straight championships and two Swedish Cups.
1990: Takes over at Neuchatel Xamax in Switzerland.
1992: Becomes Switzerland coach and takes team to 1994 World Cup in the United States. Also guides Switzerland to European Championship in 1996 and lifts it to No. 3 in the world at one stage.
1996: Joins Inter Milan before the Euros. Team reaches UEFA Cup final in his first season but loses to Schalke on penalties at San Siro.
1997: Becomes manager of Blackburn but fired following season with club bottom of the Premier League.
1999: Returns to Inter Milan for brief spell as technical director before joining Swiss side Grasshopper.
2000: Hired as coach of Danish side FC Copenhagen, taking team to league title the following year.
2001: Takes over as coach of Italian club Udinese but leaves after four months.
2002: Appointed coach of United Arab Emirates.
2004: Joins Norwegian side Viking.
2005: Hired as Finland coach but decides to move on after failing to qualify team for Euro 2008
2007: Hired as Fulham manager and narrowly avoids relegation from Premier League after winning four of last five matches. Qualifies team for Europa League in 2009 and team reaches final of Europe's second-tier competition, only to lose in extra time to Atletico Madrid.
2010: Replaces Rafael Benitez as Liverpool manager but struggles in midst of a takeover battle and with fans calling for return of former manager Kenny Dalglish. Leaves club after just 191 days.
2011: Takes over at fellow Premier League team West Bromwich Albion.
2012: Replaces Fabio Capello as England coach.


Updated : 2021-05-14 01:06 GMT+08:00