THE wretched life of Roy Hodgson has finally hit rock bottom with his appointment as England manager.
Hodgson’s downward spiral reached its inevitable destination last night when he received a telephone call from the Football Association asking him to ‘come in for a chat’.
His care worker, Martin Bishop, said: “I was worried this might happen. He’s so vulnerable.
“I suppose the alarm bells started ringing when he became manager of Liverpool. I tried to get him a job in the McDonalds on the high street but they said they’d had a few bad experiences with Liverpool managers.
“Apparently Graeme Souness used to pelt the customers with frozen baps.
“Anyway, I stood by him until one day he phoned me up and said he was going to manage West Bromwich Albion. I said to him ‘Roy, you’re better than that – why not stay home, watch telly all day and soil yourself?’.
“And now he has to do this awful job that clearly no-one else wanted.”
Hodgson began his football management career in 1976 managing fine Swedish teams including Halmstad, Oddevold and Malmo. He even managed Inter Milan twice, but after a severe blow to the head his faculties became impaired and he signed a contract with Fulham.
Bishop added: “That was the beginning of the end. Since then it has been a steady descent, each job more demeaning than the last.
“He used to live in Switzerland you know. It’s such a shame.”