12 Feb 2011

Dumped Liverpool manager handed reins at West Brom

6:53 am on 12 February 2011

Roy Hodgson has been appointed head coach of West Bromwich Albion little more than a month after he was sacked by fellow Premier League football club Liverpool.

West Brom fired Roberto Di Matteo earlier this week and today confirmed the appointment of the 63-year-old, who was voted English football's manager of the year last season after successfully guiding Fulham to the Europa League Final.

His new contract with the Baggies runs until June 2012.

Hodgson won the job ahead of the likes of former Newcastle boss Chris Hughton and ex-Albion star Martin Jol.

The former Inter Milan and Switzerland manager may have failed at Liverpool, but his successful spell at Fulham persuaded Albion that he could thrive again at a smaller club.