Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson (2014)

Roy Hodgson ( born August 9, 1947 in Croydon ) is an English football coach and former football player. In May 2012, he took over the English national football team.


Coach in Sweden and England

Hodgson was a moderately successful player at Crystal Palace before he started his coaching career in 1976 in Sweden at Halmstad BK. For five years he was the coach of the club and won the championship with him in the years 1976 and 1979. 1980 he moved to Bristol City in the English league, where he first served as assistant coach and later as a coach.

1983 Hodgson went back to Sweden to Örebro SK. In 1985 he took over Malmö FF, where he was twice champion and twice won the cup.

Stations in Switzerland, Italy and England

After working in Sweden in 1990, he moved to Switzerland to Neuchatel Xamax. 1992 Hodgson was coach of the Swiss national football team and brought them to the Football World Cup 1994 in the U.S. and the European Football Championship in 1996 to England.

But as he followed after the successful qualification - in November 1995 - a contract with Inter Milan signed, he took with Switzerland is no longer on the EM part and trained for Inter from 1995 to 1997 In May 1997, he was with the club in the. finals of the UEFA Cup, which was lost to Schalke 04 on penalties. His mandate at Inter Milan was one of his most difficult stations until he offered his resignation to the President of the club, Massimo Moratti.

He then moved back to England to train the Blackburn Rovers. After just one season in his homeland, he moved in 1999 - again, only for a season - to Switzerland to the Grasshoppers.

Clubs in Scandinavia, Italy and coach of the Emirates

In 2000, Hodgson was one of three candidates to become England manager. But after Sven -Goran Eriksson has been selected, Hodgson went to FC Copenhagen, with which he in 2000/ 01 won the Super League. In 2001, he announced his contract with FC København and moved again to Italy Udinese Calcio. Since not everything was running smoothly, he said in an interview that he should have chosen a better club. This statement prompted the club management despite good performance at Hodgson's dismissal. In the same year he became coach of the national football team of the United Arab Emirates.

In May 2004 he moved to Viking Stavanger. On 15 August 2005 he agreed to train the Finnish national team, which he took over from 1 July 2006. After missing European Championship qualifier Hodgson resigned on 30 November 2007.

Clubs in England

Hodgson was originally intended to work along side Inter Milan president Moratti from January 2008, but then accepted the offer of Fulham FC and became coach of this club.

July 1, 2010 Roy Hodgson took over as coach for the English giants Liverpool. But already almost 6 months later, on January 8, 2011 announced the Liverpool to have separated by mutual consent of Hodgson; Liverpool was staying at that time only on the twelfth. Hodgson was succeeded by Kenny Dalglish.

Then Hodgson took over in February 2011, the coach of the English first division side West Bromwich Albion.

Coach England

On 1 May 2012, the FA Hodgson presented as new coach of the English national football team. After the end of the season in the Premier League he took office. Shortly after the takeover, he had already announce the preliminary squad for the upcoming European Championships. Hodgson nominated from the outset only 23 players, solving - by not taking account of Rio Ferdinand and John Terry's nomination - a great media response from. With the English team he left in the 2012 European Cup quarter-final defeat Italy on penalties.

Title as coach

  • Swedish Champion ( 4): 1976, 1979, 1986, 1988
  • Swedish Cup Winners ( 2): 1986, 1989
  • Danish Champion ( 1): 2001
  • Danish Super Cup (1): 2001.


  • The daily newspaper "Blick" hired him mid-90s, along with Timo Konietzka and Günter Netzer as a football analyst.
  • In May 2010, the coach and manager of the four top leagues in England elected him as coach of the year.
  • Hodgson worked several times as UEFA functionary at the European Championships and was TV expert in various countries where he had worked previously.
  • Roy Hodgson was playing an observer at the World Cup 2006 in Germany. He belonged to the so-called Technical Study Group ( TSG ) of FIFA, which has been observed since around 40 years, the games in international tournaments and new trends shows.
  • He knows, except his native English, German, French, Norwegian and Italian.
  • Hodgson is considered culturally interested: "I've read almost all works of Nobel Prize - winners," he said. He would also appreciate Georges Bizet's opera The Pearl Fishers.