Relegation-threatened Fulham have turned to Roy Hodgson as the replacement for Lawrie Sanchez. Hodgson will take over tomorrow, with interim boss Ray Lewington remaining in charge for today’s game at Birmingham City, according to the BBC.
Hodgson, 60, has a wealth of managerial experience, but very little of it in England. His only stint in the Premiership came in 1997-98 at Blackburn, who he guided to the UEFA Cup before being sacked for poor form early in the 1998-99 season. He has also managed the Swiss, United Arab Emirates and Finland national teams as well as club sides in Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and Denmark, to name a few.
So if it’s international experience Fulham are after, then Cottagers chairman Mohamed Al Fayed has most certainly found his man. But is Hodgson the right guy to lead the team out of the Premier League relegation zone?