Ex-Reds boss Roy Hodgson retires from football

Ex-Reds boss Roy Hodgson retires from football

Roy Hodgson, who had an ill-fated spell as Liverpool's Manager in 2010/11 has been forced to retire from football after being taken ill last week.

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  • Roy Hodgson has retired from football at the age of 76
  • Legendary manager began his playing career with Crystal Palace in 1965
  • He has managed 22 teams in 8 different countries
  • Hodgson had an ill-fated spell as Liverpool boss in 2010-11

After a playing and managerial career spanning 59 years, Roy Hodgson has finally retired from football.

The former Crystal Palace Manager has been forced to retire, after being taken ill last week during training with the Palace squad.  Hodgson's departure comes at a time when Palace have been on a poor run of form, with plenty of speculation that Hodgson was set to be fired anyway.

Hodgson had a brief spell as Liverpool Manager in 2010/11.  His appointment came at a time of great upheaval for the club, with the departure of Rafa Benitez and the ongoing problems associated with the Hicks and Gillett era. Roy was seen as a 'safe pair of hands', having led Fulham to the UEFA Cup Final a year earlier.  Sadly, Hodgson's spell as Reds Boss did not go to plan, with the team winning just 13 games.  There were also a number of disastrous transfers, with fans unhappy with quality of players brought in.

Despite his failure as Reds boss, Roy's contribution to English football cannot be ignored, with the game losing one of its most familiar faces, as well as a genuinely nice person.  Everyone at LFC - Back On Our Perch wishes Roy a full and speedy recovery, as well as a well deserved, happy retirement!

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Hodgson's Liverpool Career in numbers

  • Games played - 31
  • Games won - 13
  • Games lost - 10
  • games drawn - 8
  • Goals for - 41
  • Goals against - 33

Key events

  • Roy Hodgson was appointed Liverpool Manager on the 1st of July 2010.
  • His first league game was against Arsenal.  The game ended 1 - 1 after a last-minute own goal by Pepe Reina
  • Hodgson got his first Liverpool win on the 29th of August 2010, beating WBA 1 - 0
  • Liverpool suffered a shock League Cup exit to League Two Northampton Town (losing on penalties), on the 23rd of September 2010
  • Despite an upturn in results, including a 2 - 0 victory over leaders Chelsea at Anfield, Hodgson left the club by mutual consent on the 8th January 2011

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