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1997: When Roy Hodgson was Glenn Hoddle’s interpreter

by | 30th, April 2012

 DON’T panic, England! Roy Hodgson is just like Jose Mourinho. Back in October 1997, Glenn Hoddle was England manager and England were gearing up for a crunch World Cup Qualifier in Italy. At the England Press Conference Roy Hodgson was acting as Hoddle’s interpreter. Famously, Mourinho was former England manager Bobby Robson’s interpreter in Barcelona.

He went on to bigger and better thing, though, sadly, not the England job. Still, Roy can be the new special one, or as he would put it, the “Spweshull Won”…


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PA Library filer Blackburn Rovers boss Roy Hodgson dated 2.7.1997: Hodgson has left Blackburn as the club hit rock bottom of the Premiership today (Saturday). In a dramatic move, the Ewood Park club announced that Hodgson was leaving by mutual consent. The statement came after Rovers lost 2-0 at home to fellow strugglers Southampton in a crucial game that put Blackburn bottom of the Premiership. See PA Story SOCCER Hodgson. Photo by Dave Kendall/PA.

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