Wednesday 26 July 2017

Hodgson's Highs . . .

Halmstad (1976-82)

Hodgson, aged 28, turned the Swedish side from relegation candidates to league champions in his first season, before adding a second title in 1979.

Malmo (1985-90)

Staying in Sweden, Hodgson won five consecutive league championships and two Swedish Cups, as well as knocking Inter out of the European Cup in 1989.

Neuchatel Xamax (1990-92)

Hodgson led the unfancied Swiss side to two laudable Uefa Cup victories in 1991, beating Celtic 5-1 and Real Madrid 1-0 as they reached the third round.

Switzerland (1992-95)

Guided the unfashionable national team to the last 16 of the 1994 World Cup, before comfortably sealing qualification for Euro '96.

Internazionale (1995-97)

Led Inter Milan to the Uefa Cup final in his final year in charge at the San Siro, before narrowly losing to Schalke 04 on penalties.

Fulham (2007-10)

Initially saved the club from relegation before leading them to the Europa League final last season, where they lost to Atletico Madrid in extra-time.

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