Roy Hodgson factfile

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Roy Hodgson has been named as the new manager of West Brom. Here, we take a look at his long and varied career.

1947: Born on August 9 in Croydon.

1965-75: Player with Crystal Palace, Gravesend and Northfleet, Maidstone and South African side Berea Park.

1976: Starts managerial career with Halmstad in Sweden, winning two championships.

1980: Joins Bristol City as assistant manager to Bobby Houghton.

1982: Appointed manager at Ashton Gate but dismissed within four months after poor run of results when club is taken over by new owners. Returns to Sweden, where he manages Orebro and then Malmo, who won five consecutive championships and two Swedish Cups under him.

1990: Leaves Sweden for Switzerland, taking over at Neuchatel Xamax.

1992: Becomes manager of Switzerland, whom he takes to the 1994 World Cup finals in the United States. Was in charge when they qualified for Euro 96.

1995: Appointed manager of Inter Milan.

1997: Agrees to become Blackburn manager in the summer. While still at Inter, his side lose to German club Schalke in the UEFA Cup final on penalties.

1998: May: Takes Blackburn into European competition for the first time since 1995 but Rovers win only two of their final 11 Premier League matches to fail in chase for title.

November: Sacked by Blackburn with the club bottom of the Premier League, having taken just nine points from 14 games.

1999: Shortlisted for Austria job. Returns to Inter on April 27 as technical director until the end of the season. Joins Swiss side Grasshopper.

2000: Appointed coach of Danish side FC Copenhagen. Linked with England job after resignation of Kevin Keegan.

2001: May - Takes Copenhagen to the Superliga title.

August: Takes over as coach of Serie A club Udinese.

December 10 - Udinese and Hodgson part company.

2002: April - Appointed manager of the United Arab Emirates.

2004: January - Sacked after leading side to fifth place at the Gulf Cup.

May - Joins Norwegian side Viking FK.

2005: August - Agrees to take over as boss of Finland national team.

2007: November 30 - Quits after failing to secure qualification for Euro 2008.

December 30 - Appointed Fulham manager.

2008: Fulham win four of their last five Premier League games of the season to stave off relegation.

2009: Guides the Cottagers to their highest ever top-flight finish, seventh, and ensures Europa League qualification.

2010: March 18 - Oversees a stunning second-leg comeback against Juventus in the Europa League quarter-final as a 4-1 win takes Fulham into the quarter-finals 5-4 on aggregate.

April: Having seen off Wolfsburg in the quarter-finals, leads the club into the final as they draw 0-0 in Hamburg despite a nightmare journey due to Icelandic volcanic ash, winning the second leg 2-1 at Craven Cottage.

May 12 - Hodgson's side go down 2-1 to Atletico Madrid in extra time in the Europa League final in Hamburg.

July 1 - Announced as new manager of Liverpool on a three-year contract.

September 23 - Dumped out of the League Cup on penalties at Anfield by League Two side Northampton.

October 3 - Poor form continues with a 2-1 defeat to newly-promoted Blackpool - again at Anfield.

October 15 - US company New England Sports Ventures, owner of the Boston Red Sox, complete their takeover of Liverpool.

December 29 - Another home defeat - this time 1-0 to Wolves - and after the match Hodgson criticises the Liverpool fans.

January 5 - The pressure intensifies with a 3-1 defeat to Blackburn at Ewood Park.

January 7 - Liverpool cancel their weekly press conference as speculation mounts that Hodgson's tenure is over.

January 8 - The club announce Hodgson has left the club by mutual consent.

February 11 - Is confirmed as West Brom coach after the Baggies part company with Roberto Di Matteo.

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