Tuesday, 15th February 2011 

Former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has said he is sure his new club West Brom will allow him the time to turn their season around.

Speaking at his unveiling as the new Baggies head coach, Hodgson seemed to intimate that at Liverpool not all the players at the club had bought into his philosophy, something he hoped would happen at West Brom.

"Clubs which allow you to do the job properly and embrace your philosophies are very important", said Hodgson, before adding: "I believe West Brom are that sort of club."

The 63-year-old did admit however that he was still unsure whether the players at his disposal were good enough to beat the Premier League drop, stating it was too early to judge them.

"I’m afraid that after 90 minutes working with them and 90 minutes watching them on Saturday, I can’t answer that question [of whether West Brom can stay up].

"I would like to say so, but it would be foolish of me to make rash statements."


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