West Bromwich Albion have announced the appointment of Roy Hodgson as new manager.

The Baggies have confirmed the appointment of Hodgson as head coach on a contract until June 2012.

The 63-year-old, who parted company with Liverpool five weeks ago after an ill-fated six-month stint at Anfield, succeeds Roberto di Matteo in the Albion hotseat.

Di Matteo was relieved of his duties and placed on gardening leave on Sunday following a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City - the Baggies' 13th defeat in 18 games in all competitions.

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