Post by Rob Atherton
Under the superb advice of Roy Hodgson, Fulham have arrived at the final of the 2010 Europa League defying the odds along the way. Victories towards the holders Shaktar Donetsk and the outstanding victory about Italian giants Juventus ended up just part of a memorable campaign for Fulham and their supporters.
As a player, Hodgson was on the books at Crystal Palace but never manufactured a first crew physical appearance. It was when he moved into management that Hodgson started to make identify for himself. The early aspect of his profession was in Sweden with Halmstads, Orebro and Malmo wherever he won the Swedish league in opposition to the odds with Halmstads in 1976 and 1979.
From there, Hodgson moved to Switzerland with Neuchatel Xamax prior to taking more than the Swiss countrywide crew who he guided to the 1994 Globe Cup Finals and the 1996 Euro Finals. Hodgson’s subsequent task was at the mighty Internazionale in Italy in which he spent 2 seasons. Inter arrived at the UEFA Cup Final in 1997 which was Hodgson’s final season as he headed to England with Blackburn Rovers. The transfer didn’t operate out and he was sacked right after 18 months.
For the next number of many years, Hodgson held a quantity of managerial positions but never genuinely settled anyplace for long and in 2005, he took above the Finnish nationwide group and took them tantalisingly shut to the Euro 2008 finals.
At the conclude of 2007, Fulham offer Hodgson the managers job as at the time, they have been struggling in the Premier League and needed a change of route. In spite of some inadequate first final results, Fulham stayed up and the following period Hodgson had worked his magic as they completed 7th, qualifying for the UEFA Europa League.
Fulham’s 1st period in Europe has been absolutely nothing brief of spectacular. They have not had an straightforward route taking part in the holders, Juventus and the German champions on the way. Now, Atheltico Madrid stand in their way of glory in the closing in Hamburg.
But what up coming for Roy Hodgson? There is no doubt that his influence on Fulham will not have gone unnoticed. The England career has been described but at current, Fabio Capello is carrying out a good career and isn’t heading everywhere. Possibly it is a bit much more sensible to feel that Hodgson could properly consider above the English nationwide group soon after the Euro 2012 finals.
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Rob is a daily life prolonged football supporter and Englasnd fan.