Hodgson's future depends upon new owners
By Adam Bryant
Updated Saturday, 9th October 2010
Chairman Martin Broughton has admitted that Roy Hodgson has a clause in his contract that protects him in the even of an ownership change at Liverpool Football Club.
"Roy knew when he signed up from Fulham that we were in the process of finding new owners, it was not a surprise to him," said Broughton. "He was fully reconciled with the possibility there would be an ownership change and the risk involved with that.
"But Roy is self confident and was, when he signed up, confident he was capable of doing the job at Liverpool. With that in mind provisions were made in Roy's contract to relate specifically to any change in ownership.
"I suggested that the clause relates to Hodgson being paid a full year's salary within 28 days should the new owners want to bring in their own manager.
"I don't have Roy's contract in front of me, so I can't comment on that, but it is something like that in his contract. But he came to the club knowing full well the circumstances and the risks attached to it.
"I would full expect Roy to continue as manager and there has been no indication to me to suggest otherwise. However, as we all know, at the end of the day, everything depends on results."