Roy Hodgson Wonders Why He Went To Liverpool And Not Newcastle
Roy Hodgson must look at Alan Pardew and wonder just why he didn’t offer his services to Mike Ashley rather than sign on at Liverpool.
From day one at Anfield, the Liverpool fans didn’t give Roy Hodgson a chance and hounded him out of the job – he never stood a chance.
This was a manager with huge experience of managing home and abroad, including at Inter Milan where he lifted the club from bottom when he joined them, to a third place finish and UEFA Cup final when he left.
Hodgson also won multiple league titles in Sweden, plus he then oversaw qualification for Switzerland to both the 1994 World Cup and the 1996 Euros, as well as a third place ranking in the World, this for a country who hadn’t qualified for any finals since 1966.
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However, that didn’t stop the Liverpool fanbase from believing Roy Hodgson wasn’t good enough for them and they made his job impossible, with the press overwhelmingly joining in with this character assassination rather than calling the red half of Merseyside deluded.
Contrast that situation with Alan Pardew now at St.James’ Park, where a significant chunk of the press are happy to still suggest that Newcastle fans are in some way being unfair/deluded with Pardew in claiming that his abysmal record makes his position untenable.
For the record, Roy Hodgson only lasted 31 matches at Liverpool and his record was;
Roy Hodgson – Played 31 Won 13 Drawn 8 Lost 10 Percentage Of Games Won 41.94%
Then look at Alan Pardew’s last 31 games at Newcastle;
Alan Pardew – Played 31 Won 8 Drawn 5 Lost 18 Percentage Of Games Won 25.80%
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