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The life of Roy

1947: Born on August 9.

1965-75: Player with Crystal Palace, Maidstone and South African side Berea Park.

1976: Started managerial career with Halmstad in Sweden, winning two championships.

1980: Joined Bristol City as assistant manager to Bobby Houghton.

1982: Appointed manager at Ashton Gate but dismissed within four months after poor run of results when club is taken over by new owners. Returned to Sweden, where he managed Orebro, and then Malmo, who won five consecutive championships and two Swedish Cups under him.

1990: Left Sweden for Switzerland, taking over at Neuchatel Xamax.

1992: Manager of Switzerland national side, whom he took to 1994 World Cup in United States. Was in charge when they qualified for Euro 96.

1995: Appointed manager of Inter Milan.

1997: Becomes Blackburn Rovers manager in the summer. While still at Inter, beaten by German club Schalke in the Uefa Cup final on penalties.

1998: May - Takes Blackburn into European competition for the first time since 1995 but Rovers win only two of their final 11 Premier League matches to fail in chase for title. November - Hodgson sacked by Blackburn with the club bottom of the Premier League, having taken just nine points from 14 games.

1999: Shortlisted for Austria job. Returns to Inter on April 27 as technical director until the end of the season. Rejoins Grasshoppers.

2000: Appointed coach of Danish side FC Copenhagen.

2001: May - Takes Copenhagen to the Superliga title. August - Takes over as coach of Serie A club Udinese. December 10 - Udinese and Hodgson part company.

2002: April - Appointed manager of United Arab Emirates.

2004: January - Sacked after leading side to fifth place at the Gulf Cup. May - joins Norwegian side Viking FK.

2005: August - Takes over as boss of Finland national team.

2007: November 30 - Quits after failing to secure qualification for Euro 2008, and is immediately linked with Republic of Ireland vacancy.

December 30 - Appointed Fulham manager.

2010: May - Leads Fulham to Europa League final, where they are beaten in extra-rime by Atletico Madrid. July - Appointed Liverpool manager.