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West Brom's Hodgson: I hope nobody judges me on my Liverpool failure

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson hopes that outsiders and critics do not judge him on what happened at Liverpool earlier this season.

The humble 63-year old joined the Reds in July last year, taking over from Rafael Benitez, but was unceremoniously dumped from the position in early January after a horror beginning at Anfield.

What the former Fulham boss wants to get across that there is so much accomplishment in his extensive career that a bad spell at one club should not be a time in his coaching lifetime that should remembered.

"I'd like to have thought that people who studied my career during 36 years would not have made judgement on good or bad in the space of months," he said.

"I always remain positive in that respect. With a career as long as mine, I'm very satisfied with it myself and I don't follow the headlines.

"If there were headlines suggesting I'm not very good or suggesting I'm very good I take them with the same pinch of salt.

"I think it's a sad indictment of a 36-year career that after one period (at Liverpool) which is less than successful, people are making judgements about your ability.

"It makes it a pretty sad world for us people and professionals working in it."

Amongst the honours achieved by Hodgson are: Two Swedish Allsvenskan championships with Halmstad in the 1970s, five further Swedish titles with Malmo in the 1980s, a UEFA Cup final with Inter Milan in 1997, one Danish Superliga victory with Copenhagen in 2000/01, UEFA Cup runners-up with Fulham last year and the League Association Manager of the Year award in 2010.

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Andrew Slevison
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