Ten times Phil McNulty got his football predictions very wrong
Liverpool's 'perfect' appointment turns into a shambles
When Liverpool appointed Roy Hodgson as successor to sacked Rafa Benitez in July 2010 there was unquestionably a logic behind the decision.
Liverpool were a great club left in reduced circumstances by the dysfunctional American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett and Hodgson, at the time, represented a safe pair of hands with an imminent change of ownership on the way.
Hodgson had performed the unlikely feat of taking Fulham to the Europa League final, where they lost to Atletico Madrid in Hamburg, and had experience of taking charge of a European superpower at Inter Milan.
He had also just been voted the League Managers' Association Manager Of The Year.
What could possibly go wrong - apart from just about everything?
My suggestion Hodgson was "perfect" for Liverpool was, in retrospect, a description that may only have suited those praying for the club's demise.
Hodgson never came to terms with the job, albeit a difficult one at the time.
Liverpool were dumped out the Carling Cup by League Two Northampton Town at Anfield in September and The Kop was calling for their idol Kenny Dalglish during a home defeat by newly promoted Blackpool in October.
Hodgson was sacked by new owners Fenway Sports Group in January with Liverpool 12th and having won only seven of 20 league games.
Not "perfect" at all.https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52291817
Nearly 10 yrs ago, still can't believe it happened even though I supported him for about 4 weeks into the season, then bye bye.