New Cottagers contract for Hodgson
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has agreed a new 12-month rolling
contract with the club after another impressive season at Craven
Hodgson has been rewarded for guiding Fulham to seventh place
in the Premier League last season – their highest top-flight finish
– and for a strong start to the current campaign.
“I’m delighted to have committed my future to Fulham for the
years to come,” said Hodgson.
Fulham appeared destined for relegation when Hodgson arrived
in late December 2007 following a disastrous spell in charge for
Lawrie Sanchez. Survival was not guaranteed until a 1-0 victory
over Portsmouth on the final day of the season but over the next 12
months Hodgson transformed the club’s fortunes.
Last season they qualified for the inaugural Europa League
and have since secured a last-32 tie against Shakhtar Donetsk. They
currently sit ninth in the Premier League with wins against
Liverpool and Manchester United in the bank and pundits have been
queuing up to shower praise on Hodgson.
“I have always stated my desire to remain at the club and
continue the good work that has been achieved over the past two
years,” added Hodgson. “I would like to take this opportunity to
thank the chairman, the fans and staff at the club for the faith
they have shown in me during my time at Fulham.
“I would also like to thank the club’s fans for the
outstanding support they have shown the team in recent years, both
at the Cottage and on our travels in the Premier League and the
UEFA Europa League.
“We will of course continue to work tirelessly to ensure that
continued success is enjoyed on the pitch in the years to come.”