West Ham boss Zola big fan of Fulham counterpart Hodgson

West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola has paid tribute to Fulham counterpart Roy Hodgson.

West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola has paid tribute to Fulham counterpart Roy Hodgson.

West Ham are today ay Fulham - a club where stability has helped Hodgson take them from the brink of relegation into the Europa League final.

"I think he has done a brilliant job this year. I voted for him (as manager of the year)," said Zola.

"I am not envious of him - I appreciate and admire what he has done because I think he has achieved a big result with this team. I have respect for what he has done and I will tell him on Sunday when I see him.

"They have been successful because they have been working very hard and they have a good manager and they have a very good atmosphere. They are all part of a recipe for success.

"Roy Hodgson has created a balanced team where everyone works hard for each other. His experience, his composure has been a vital part in it."

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