Hodgson’s defence: Good management doesnt’ disappear overnight

Roy Hodgson Manager Liverpool 2010/11 Manchester United V Liverpool (3-2) 19/09/10 The Premier League Photo Robin Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has defended his ability as a manager amidst growing pressure following the Reds’ dire start to the new season.

The Reds are currently undergoing their worst start to a season since the 1950s and sit in the relegation zone with just 6 points from their opening 7 league games.

Sunday’s defeat to Blackpool at Anfield saw the Kop singing for Kenny Dalglish to take over the job, whilst there were even chants of Rafa Benitez’s coming from the Kop.

But Hodgson, who guided Fulham to a successful season including the Europa League final, last season, says he can turn fortunes around at Anfield.

He said, “I don’t think you go from being as feted as I was in May to suddenly losing any abilities I have three months later. It’s a question that’s going to get asked but it shouldn’t really be asked by people who’ve been in football for a long time, because they know that in football you have good moments and bad moments.

“At the end of May I was having fantastic moments and at the end of September I’m having bad moments, but I don’t think that after 35 years of coaching I’ve suddenly lost the abilities that have served me so well.”

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