Years ago somebody put a load of bullshit on his wikipedia page about him reading the classics constantly and other daft stuff. He’s never corrected it or had it changed despite being asked about it numerous times
Not sure why this thread has come back up, but he’s the perfect representation of the importance of levels. What works can be hugely different depending on the quality of player you have, the quality of your opponent, and your level of expectation. Hodgson was the quintessential midtable manager.
Relied on creating a “look lads they’re better than us and nobody expects us to get anything out of this but I believe in you and we play like a team, committed, together, we can upset them here”! Of course creating that attitude here ran into problems at step 1 as most of the time they weren’t better than us and we were expected to get something. Why his England tenure was a mixed bag too. What we needed was the Klopp style “look you’re fucking awesome, you’re a sleeping dragon, wake up, believe in yourselves and let’s go kick some ass”!