Roy Hodgson ‘confirmed as new Liverpool manager’

By Michael Owen
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Hodgson became Fulham manager in 2007 (Photo: Mikhail Slain)

Roy Hodgson will be confirmed as the new manager of Liverpool later today, the Liverpool Echo is reporting.

The newspaper claims that Christian Purslow, Liverpool’s Chief Executive, has been in talks with his Fulham counterpart, Alastair Mackintosh, for the last 72 hours, and the two finally came to an agreement in the late hours of Tuesday night.

The Merseyside club will have to pay the Cottagers £2 million in compensation as a part of the deal which will bring the 62-year-old to Liverpool.

It has been revealed that the former Inter Milan boss has always been the favourite to takeover from Rafael Benítez despite other notable figures being linked to the job including Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish and former Real Madrid manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Hodgson’s first competitive game in charge at Anfield will be a Europa League qualifying match in late July against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.

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