Belfast Telegraph

Hodgson will not walk away

Roy Hodgson insists he will never quit as Liverpool manager as he remains convinced he is the man to lead the club back to former glories.

The 63-year-old heard the Anfield crowd turn on him after Wednesday's defeat to Wolves but despite speculation increasing about his future he stressed he would never walk away.

"It has taken me a long while to get to this elevated position coaching one of the best clubs in Europe," said the former Fulham manager. "I was very pleased to get the job - I left a very good job to take it - so the last thing in my mind is walking away from a club like this or walking away from football."

He added: "I want to be here, I want to change things, I want to turn it around and I want to help the club and the new owners get the success they want.

"There is no security as a Premier League manager and when you take any job you don't take it for security, you take it because you believe you can do it and do it well.

"No-one gives you security because having the job I have there are an awful lot of people who would like to be standing where I am today.

"There are a lot of people who believe they can do the job better so that would automatically diminish your security.

"But you believe you can justify the faith of other people who have appointed you."


From Belfast Telegraph