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On This Day: Roy Hodgson appointed West Bromwich Albion boss

The then-63-year-old had left Liverpool five weeks previously.

Roy Hodgson was appointed head coach of West Brom on an 18-month deal on this day in 2011.

The then-63-year-old, who had left Liverpool five weeks earlier after a disappointing six-month tenure at Anfield, succeeded Roberto Di Matteo at The Hawthorns.

Di Matteo had been relieved of his duties with the Baggies just two points clear of the relegation zone.

Hodgson, who had previously coached in seven countries and led three national teams, guided Albion to an 11th-place finish in 2010-11.

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Roy Hodgson signed an 18-month deal with the Baggies in February 2011 (Rui Vieira/PA)

On May 1, 2012, it was announced that he was taking the role of England manager on a four-year contract, following Fabio Capello's exit earlier in the year.

He oversaw the final two matches of West Brom's season in 2011-12 before taking charge of the Three Lions just before Euro 2012.

After being knocked out of Euro 2012 at the quarter-final stage and failing to get out of the group at the 2014 World Cup, Hodgson's England reign ended in his resignation following a shock Euro 2016 elimination at the hands of Iceland.

He returned to management with his boyhood club, Crystal Palace, in September 2017.

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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