Much has been made of Hodgson’s well-travelled career, and it would be unfair to base this solely on his experiences at Hamstad, Malmo, Internazionale and Udinese.
But, aside from a three-year spell as Switzerland boss where he famously took them to consecutive international tournaments, Hodgson’s offshore career has largely been spent in Sweden and Italy – with contrasting fortunes...
"Roy Hodgson is not appreciated that much for his work at Inter. He was quite poor during his time in Milan, loosing a UEFA Cup final against Schalke 04 in 1997 at the San Siro. That match saw a controversial moment when Javier Zanetti reacted furiously to being substituted, although Hodgson calmed him down.
"Inter fans also disagreed with his decision to sell Roberto Carlos to Real Madrid as, while they got a lot of money for the Brazilian, Hodgson used youngster Alessandro Pistone as his replacement, which was a total failure.
"In our view Hodgson wasn’t a brilliant tactician: his main idea was to rebuild the Inter team but he didn’t succeed in that. Youri Djorkaeff, Ivan Zamorano, Jocelyn Angolma, Arun Winter and Nwankwo Kanu all came in, although he wasn’t able to use Kanu because of his heart problems."
"Roy Hodgson is well-liked here in Sweden. He stills speaks the language and we have had a sort of relationship with him since he won the Swedish league with Halmstad in 1976, a team tipped for relegation.
"In fact, recently, he was the guest on a weekly show on one of the biggest networks here in Sweden, TV4.
"We are a bit worried here that he knows Swedish football a little too well as we have to play them at the Euros! He will not be surprised by anything we do and he will not underestimate the yellow and blue.
"In fact, we Swedes would probably prefer Harry Redknapp on the England bench."