A factfile of newly appointed England football coach Roy Hodgson:
Birthdate: August 9, 1947
Birthplace: Croydon, south-east England
Honours as manager:
Swedish League: 1976, 1979 (Halmstad); 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 (Malmo)
Swedish Cup: 1985-86, 1988-89 (Malmo)
Danish League: 2000-01 (FC Copenhagen)
Danish Cup: 2000-01 (FC Copenhagen)
UEFA Cup: runner-up 1996-97 (Inter Milan/ITA)
Europa League: runner-up 2009-10 (Fulham/ENG)
1965-75: Player in England with Crystal Palace, Gravesend and Northfleet, Maidstone as well as South African side Berea Park.
1976: Starts managerial career with Halmstad in Sweden, winning two championships.
1980: Joins England's Bristol City as assistant manager.
1982: Appointed Bristol City manager but sacked within four months. Returns to Sweden, where he manages Orebro and then Malmo, who won five consecutive championships and two Swedish Cups under him.
1990: Takes over at Swiss side Neuchatel Xamax.
1992: Becomes manager of Switzerland, whom he takes to the 1994 World Cup finals in the United States. Also in charge when they qualify for Euro 96.
1995: Appointed manager of Italian giants Inter Milan.
1997: Agrees to become manager of Premier League Blackburn Rovers at the end of the season. Inter lose to German club Schalke in the UEFA Cup final on penalties.
1998: May: Takes Blackburn into European competition for the first time since 1995 but Rovers win only two of their final 11 Premier League matches to fail in chase for title.
November: Sacked by Blackburn with the club bottom of the Premier League, having taken just nine points from 14 games.
1999: Returns to Inter on April 27 as technical director until the end of the season. Joins Swiss side Grasshopper.
2000: Appointed coach of Danish side FC Copenhagen
2001: May - Takes Copenhagen to the Superliga title.
August: Takes over at Serie A club Udinese.
December 10 - Udinese and Hodgson part company.
2002: April - Appointed manager of the United Arab Emirates.
2004: January - Sacked after leading UAE to fifth place at the Gulf Cup.
May - Joins Norwegian side Viking FK.
2005: August - Agrees to become Finland manager.
2007: November 30 - Quits after failing to secure Finland's qualification for Euro 2008.
December 30 - Appointed manager of Premier League side Fulham.
2008: London club Fulham win four of their last five league games of the season to avoid relegation
2009: Guides Fulham to their highest ever top-flight finish, seventh, and ensures Europa League qualification.
2010: May 12 - Having knocked out Juventus, Hodgson's Fulham lose 2-1 to Atletico Madrid in extra-time in the Europa League final in Hamburg.
July 1 - Announced as new manager of Liverpool on a three-year contract.
September 23 - Liverpool out of the League Cup on penalties at Anfield by League Two side Northampton against a backdrop of boardroom wrangling.
2011: On January 8 Liverpool, now under new owners, announce Hodgson has left Anfield.
February 11 - Takes over as West Brom coach after Roberto di Matteo leaves the Hawthorns.
May - Takes West Brom to 11th in the Premier League table after an impressive rn of results at the end of the season.
April 22 - Guides Baggies to a 1-0 win over Liverpool on his return to Anfield.
April 29 - West Brom grant the Football Association permission to speak to Hodgson about the vacant manager's position with the club 10th in the table.
May 1 - Hodgson named as England manager