Hodgson questions Fulham's decision
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says he is disappointed Fulham have axed Claudio Ranieri after just three months.
Hodgson says with his track record and standing in the game the Italian should have been given longer and he is disappointed with Fulham for getting rid of him so early.
The 71-year-old, himself a former Fulham boss, still has a lot of affection for his old club but thinks they have made a controversial decision.
"I’m very sad, I’m very disappointed,” said Hodgson, speaking at the London Football Awards, an event which supports Willow.
"He has my empathy, my condolences.
"I think it is a sad situation for someone like him, with his CV, someone who won the Premier League as recently as two-and-a-half-years ago, one of the most miraculous championship wins we have seen in Premier League history.
"I find it sad after as little as two or three months he has been shown the door by Fulham. It disappoints me Fulham, a club I really like, I have so much time for, have found it necessary to make this quite controversial decision."
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