Tuesday May 1 2012
Inter celebrate 'friend' Hodgson

President Massimo Moratti hailed new England manager Roy Hodgson, as his two spells at the club forged “a rapport of true friendship.”

Hodgson was appointed as Fabio Capello’s replacement today and has only a few weeks to prepare for Euro 2012.

“It is with great honesty and happiness that President Moratti and all the Nerazzurri family celebrate the nomination of Roy Hodgson as manager of England,” read a club statement.

“The Football Association’s choice is the most prestigious prize for an English manager, but in this case rewards a person who has always shown honesty and generosity towards Inter, qualities that formed a rapport of true friendship.”

Hodgson had two spells on the Inter bench, reaching the UEFA Cup Final in the first 1995-97 period and then returning briefly for the end of the 1997-98 campaign.

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