Roy Hodgson has been appointed the new manager of Liverpool FC.
The 62-year-old former Fulham, Inter Milan and Switzerland manager has agreed terms with the club on a three-year contract and becomes the 18th manager in our history.
He will be unveiled to the world's media this afternoon after overseeing the first day of pre-season training at Melwood.
Hodgson joins us from Fulham, where he guided the Cottagers to the Europa League final in May and was voted Manager of the Year by the League Managers' Association.
He exclusively told Liverpoolfc.tv: "This is the biggest job in club football and I'm honoured to be taking on the role of manager of Britain's most successful football club. I look forward to meeting the players and the supporters and getting down to work at Melwood."
Steven Gerrard today backed the appointment of Roy Hodgson by declaring: "He's the right man for LFC."
Hodgson was this morning announced as the successor to Rafael Benitez after a four-week search by the club.
The former Fulham boss agreed a three-year deal and is now charged with getting Liverpool back among the Champions League elite.
Club captain Gerrard is confident Hodgson will prove a successful acquisition.
"The club have made a good appointment in Roy Hodgson," the 30-year-old told Liverpoolfc.tv.
"Rafa left a few weeks ago and I know the club were determined to take their time and get the right man for the job.
"Roy is hugely experienced and I believe he is the right man for Liverpool.
"I think it's been worth the wait and I'm sure he's just keen now to get on with it and start to quickly put in place his plans for the new season."
Nothing about looking forward to working with him, plus he's talking about Liverpool like he's an outsider :\ imo Stevie is off