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Friday, April 30, 2010

Roy Hodgson for Prime Minister!

Well, I think we saw the man who would make an ideal Prime Minister on our tv screens last night.

No, I don’t mean Dave, Nick or Gordon, but the wonderful Roy Hodgson, who has taken Fulham to a European final for the first time in their history.

Hodgson is calm, intelligent, modest and very well-travelled. What a great job he’d do as PM.

Failing that, what a great job he’d do as the next England manager.

As I mentioned here, I’ve been a big fan of Hodgson since the early/mid 1990s when I was living in Switzerland and Hodgson was the manager of the national team. He got the Swiss to the World Cup finals of 1994, where they reached the round of 16, their best showing for forty years.

At almost every club he’s been with, Hodgson has been a success. It’s great to see this most unassuming of men finally get the recognition he so richly deserves.

1 comment:

olching said...

He is a great manager, and, what's more, he is quintessentially English yet multilingual and - as you say - he seems intelligent.; i.e. he's very English without being a Little Englander