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Name Roy Hodgson
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Football Coach
  England Head Coach [ex]
  Crystal Palace manager
Desc Hodgson turned out to be the master of the preamble, successfully guiding England to two tournaments with panache, before falling flat. His four-year tenure began in much the same vein overseeing England’s first victory over Norway in 30 years, in this friendly, thanks to Ashley Young’s strike. ‘It was a marvellous start to my career as national coach,’ he said. The 2-1 Euro 2016 defeat against Iceland in June provided a less than marvellous end


Org England National Team
Club as Coach Crystal Palace

2010 07 17 Retrieve

[Roy Hodgson Reveals Managing Director Christian Purslow Is In Control Of Liverpool Transfers As Joe Cole Speculation Grows] I’m not a betting man so that doesn’t actually play a big part that betting is suspended. I don’t even know enough about betting to know what that means. As far as I know, Joe Cole is still a player looking for a club. I know we’ve been connected with him, and it’s good to know we’re connected with players of that quality, but I don’t have anything to report on the subject. I haven’t had any discussions with him, but I had a brief chat a while back. If you want to know about transfer targets, and how things are progressing, you’ll have to ask [managing director] Christian Purslow because he’s the man looking after those discussions, not me

2010 08 18 Retrieve

[Liverpool defender Daniel Agger still has no memory of his team’s Premier League clash with Arsenal last Sunday] Daniel is not doing that well. It is three days after the incident and he is still suffering from the concussion. He has no memory of the game. It was quite a serious concussion he received and we can only hope it will settle down in time for Monday’s match against Manchester City. There was never any question he would be fit for tomorrow. He is not able to do very much at the moment because he is still suffering from headaches. Even something as simple as reading a newspaper or watching TV can give him a headache so it is just a question of him taking things easy

2015 12 02 Retrieve

[Roy Hodgson comments on Gary Neville’s appointment as Valencia Head Coach] I’m delighted that Gary has decided to take this excellent opportunity. It’s the right moment in time for him and I’m 100% behind his decision to join Valencia as the new head coach. As far as I’m concerned, this will be an extra string to his bow and the experience he will gain working in the Spanish league can only be beneficial to our work together with the England team. Gary’s commitment to the FA’s preparations for Euro 2016 will not be in any way affected by the fact that he will be coaching abroad during the next five months

2015 12 30 Retrieve

[on Sir Alex Ferguson] No one will be able to match his achievements, his dedication, his support for colleagues in need and his team building know-how.

2016 02 18 Retrieve

[on Rio Ferdinand] To have captained his country, and to play at three World Cups, marks him out among a very special group of players

2016 02 19 Retrieve

[Quote on Ashley Cole] He’s been an incredible competitor for England. To amass over a century of caps is a truly staggering achievement and he deserves enormous credit for the desire and brilliance which has shone through over the years he has represented his country. There are few players who can be considered among the very best in the world, but Ashley in his prime was the best left-back without question

2016 03 26 Retrieve

[Joe Hart will be England’s No1 keeper at Euro 2016] They’re not close to giving me a goalkeeping dilemma because we’re very happy with our goalkeeper. We’ve let in something like five goals in 15 games, so lets not say we’ve got a goalkeeper crisis

If every time you were being pushed to leave out your No1 goalkeeper because your No2 and No3 were doing well with their club sides, then you’d be constantly changing. That was the situation when Peter Shilton and Ray Clemence were sharing roles, but my choice would be to choose the best of those three. If you’re asking me could all three do a good job, are they capable, then my answer would be unequivocally yes.

I’m really pleased the other two are doing so well with their club sides and I’m really pleased Joe isn’t able to just sit back and say: ‘Well, he’s not going to drop me because there’s no competition for my place’,” Hodgson said.

We have five games before we play our opening match with Russia and it’s more than possible in those five games we’ll give some experience to the other two, but I’m not willing to put a time or date on that. It’s nice to have those five games and to have the substitution options that you don’t get in the qualifiers

2017 03 10 Retrieve

[Quotes on Frank Lampard] Frank Lampard has been a superb representative of the English game, both as a player on the pitch and an ambassador off it. To reach in excess of 100 international caps is something very few professionals achieve and he is in exalted company. He has served the national team quite brilliantly during his 15-year international career

2018 10 21 Retrieve

[Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson was left to rue that penalty miss and felt his side deserved at least a draw] Two goals in the last few minutes, the first one was the killer. It was a massive blow after defending so well and missing the penalty.

It’s hard to stand here as a loser again. I could easily be a winner or at least someone who has coached his team to a positive point. They scored the goals and we didn’t.

I asked them to make certain they gave 100% and matched Everton for commitment, they certainly did that. The mood is very sombre because we were so close to a good result, and nobody could have begrudged us it.

It was a good penalty save but Pickford also made two outstanding saves in the first half. Penalties do get missed, goalkeepers do make saves. You expect to score them.

To ask me to come up with some magic formula to try and win the next few games is an impossible question right now. Let’s hope that on the next occasion the goals go in at the right end for us

2018 11 09 Retrieve

[Man City warned off Wan-Bissaka by Crystal Palace boss Hodgson] I’ve got absolutely no idea if there’s any truth to the subject at all. You’d have to ask Pep Guardiola and I very much doubt whether he’d give you an answer anyway. But it’s good I suppose that there are people out there writing stories, who see the quality of Bissaka and appreciate what he’s been doing and linking [him] with another club.

But as far as we’re concerned of course we have him as our player, he’s under contract with us and we have no desire or intention of selling him so it’s certainly not anything which occupies my waking moments or sleeping moments either for that matter

[Hodgson also seemed to question why City would want to sign Wan-Bissaka, given the strength in depth they already have in that position] I always wonder when I see those reports what Kyle Walker and Danilo are thinking. It’s very easy for people to link anybody with anybody. I’m happy he’s here. I’m happy he’s playing well. I’m happy his skills are being recognised and long may that continue

2019 03 30 Retrieve

[Opposite number Roy Hodgson admitted a tactical change helped inspire Palace after an insipid first 45 minutes, with Zaha becoming a key contributor after being pushed into a more advanced role] At half-time, things were looking bleak, so I must give our team an awful lot of credit for the way they came out in the second half. We made a couple of slight adjustments, and in the second half we were much more like ourselves. I was very pleased that the players’ determination shone through. We pulled ourselves together. I thought pushing Wilf up front, and bringing [James] McArthur in made a difference to our play.

2019 04 12 Retrieve

[Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that James Tomkins has been ruled out for the rest of the season] We lost James Tomkins in the game against Newcastle, he has been operated on, so he will miss the remainder of the season which is a major blow, coming on top of Mamadou Sakho’s injury five or six games ago. Those two have been such important pillars in the centre of our defence and helped us get where we are.

It is a big ask now for Martin Kelly and Scott Dann, they are going to have to step into some quite big shoes, but I am confident that they can do that - and they will get their first chance on Sunday

2019 07 31 Retrieve

[Former England manager Hodgson agrees that ‘the cage’ plays a key role in the development of young football in south London] There are conurbations in the country where there’s a lot of kids growing up dreaming of being footballers, being introduced to street football or playing in those cages, where its not structured in any way.

It’s just a question of enjoying the game, getting a feel of the ball, and honing the basic skills. A more important factor is the strength of south London clubs and the quality and strength of their academies and their scouting systems. If you have any talent in an area around where we are the chances are you are going to be given a chance

2019 08 05 Retrieve

[Cahill has earned a total of 61 caps with the Three Lions, having also represented his country at Euro 2016 and at the 2018 World Cup in Russia] I’m delighted that Gary has joined us. He’s a fantastic footballer who brings a wealth of international and Premier League experience. Having worked alongside Gary during my time as England manager, I know that he is going to be a valuable asset and I’m so happy to be working with him again.

2020 01 17 Retrieve

[The last time that Everton registered a victory over Liverpool in all competitions was in a 2-0 victory on October 17, 2010 at Goodison Park in the Premier League. For more context, Roy Hodgson was a few months into his disastrous reign as Liverpool manager, with the defeat placing the Reds at 19th in the table following the full-time whistle. It led the Liverpool manager to admit that the Reds were facing a relegation battle, despite it only being October] There is lots of speculation and negative things being said but we understand that. Most of the players and myself are more accustomed to pats on the back than kicks in the teeth but we also know that in football kicks in the teeth are part of the game. What you do is try to keep as many teeth as you can and try to get on with it

2020 03 06 Retrieve

[Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson admits Cenk Tosun injury ‘hit us for six’ as striker returns to Everton] It is a real blow, a massive blow in particular for him. He has been finding his feet here at the club and looking good in training. We felt it would be great to have him [in this latter part of the season] and he would have brought something different for us

It has come at a bad time for all of us, but most importantly for Cenk [Tosun]. To be hit by this cruel blow, we have enormous sympathy for him, and we wish him well with the surgery and hope to see him back soon

That [Tosun’s injury] has hit us for six, but those who have been missing are now fit and raring to go

James Tomkins has recovered and he was doing some light training and he will be back in full training come Monday