Hodgson named as new Liverpool manager

Updated: Jul 01, 2010, 15:54 PM IST

London: Roy Hodgson was named as Liverpool`s new manager on Thursday after the club said he agreed a three-year contract.

The 62-year-old Hodgson, who steered Fulham to the Europa League final last season, replaces Spaniard Rafael Benitez who left Liverpool after six years last month.

"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 website.

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

The vastly experienced Hodgson becomes the club`s 18th manager and his task will be to revive their fortunes after they finished outside the top four of the Premier League last season, missing out on the Champions League.

Hodgson has previously managed Inter Milan, FC Copenhagen, Udinese, Grasshoppers and Blackburn Rovers as well as the Switzerland national team.

Bureau Report