Roy Hodgson CBE (born on 9 August 1947) is an English football administrator and the previous player who is as of now the director of Watford.
He has overseen 16 unique groups in eight nations, starting in Sweden with Halmstads BK in the 1976 season. He later directed the Switzerland public group to the last 16 of the 1994 World Cup and capability for Euro 1996; Switzerland had not qualified for a significant competition since the 1960s.
From 2006 to 2007, he dealt with the Finland public group, directing them to their most elevated ever FIFA positioning of 33rd spot and verging on fitting the bill for a significant competition without precedent for their set of experiences.
He dealt with the England public group from May 2012 to June 2016. Different clubs that Hodgson has overseen incorporate Inter Milan, Blackburn Rovers, Malmö FF, Grasshoppers, FC Copenhagen, Udinese, Fulham, Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion, and Crystal Palace.
Hodgson served a few times as an individual from UEFA's specialized review bunch at the European Championships and was likewise an individual from the FIFA specialized review bunch at the 2006 World Cup.
Hodgson communicates in five dialects and has functioned as a TV intellectual in a few of the nations wherein he has instructed.
Hodgson was born in Croydon, Surrey. His mom was a bread cook in the town, and his dad, Bill, a Newcastle United fan, filled in as a transport driver south of the River Thames. Hodgson's family lived in a similar structure as Steve Kember, one of Hodgson's classmates at John Ruskin Grammar School.
The two played in the school football crew, a side which additionally included Lennie Lawrence. Bounce Houghton, who might proceed to have a conspicuous impact in Hodgson's vocation, joined the school in the 6th structure.
On 12 September 2017, Hodgson was designated administrator of his childhood club Crystal Palace, supplanting Frank De Boer subsequent to marking a two-year agreement with the South-London club.
He was entrusted with dealing with a Palace side that had lost their initial four association rounds of the period without scoring a solitary objective.
Regardless of losing his initial three games in control, a turnaround in structure implied he drove Crystal Palace to wellbeing and an eleventh spot finish in the association.
No group had recently endured a transfer from the first-class subsequent to losing their initial seven games (itself another Premier League record).
Gem Palace completed the 2018-19 season on 49 focuses, equalling their best at any point absolute in a solitary Premier League crusade.
During it, in a match against Leicester City that Palace won 4-1, Hodgson beat Sir Bobby Robson's record as the most established man to oversee in the Premier League, at 71 years old years and 198 days. In March 2020, he marked an agreement expansion, keeping him at the club until the finish of the 2020-21 season.
On 18 May 2021, Hodgson declared that he would leave toward the finish of the period, having safeguarded Palace's spot in the association.
Gotten some information about retirement, he said: "I truly am pulling back from football for some time, yet who can say for sure what the future will be? It is a never-say-never second."
"I've seen such countless individuals resign with all the exhibition blasting, just to surface again someplace in a genuinely brief timeframe. I'd don't really want to do that."
On 25 January 2022, notwithstanding beforehand showing his retirement from first-class administration, Hodgson got back to the Premier League when he was designated as director of Watford.
He supplanted Claudio Ranieri, who was excused the earlier day with the club lying in nineteenth in the table and marked an agreement until the finish of the 2021-22 season.
Hodgson is hitched to Sheila, and together they have a child, Christopher. Hodgson is known to love the creators Sebastian Faulks, John Updike, Philip Roth, and Saul Bellow. He is multilingual: notwithstanding his local English, he talks familiar Swedish, German, Italian, and French.
Despite the fact that Hodgson played for Berea Park in South Africa's white-just National Football League during the 1970s, he has expressed his appreciation for Nelson Mandela and instructed a World XI group in a foundation football occasion in Mandela's distinction in August 1999.
Upon his arrangement as the supervisor of England's public football crew in May 2012 he was gotten some information about his time during the politically-sanctioned racial segregation period; he expressed that he just played in South Africa for footballing reasons, as did his colleagues at the club and not due to a political conviction.
Hodgson was made a Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland in September 2012. He got an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York on 22 January 2016.
In 2018 Hodgson was made a Freeman of the Borough of Croydon.