Crystal Palace boss Hodgson: Media scrutiny more demanding than football
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson admits he doesn’t enjoy the media scrutiny in football.
Hodgson concedes he never felt comfortable in the high pressure jobs of Liverpool and Inter Milan during his career.
He told the Overlap: I’ve been quite lucky at Fulham, Watford and here (Crystal Palace) you’re not dealing with the real cut-throat journalists who want to try and reduce you to tears!
“I don’t put myself out for that and I’m not sorry to leave that (the experience I had with journalists at Inter Milan, Liverpool and England) behind, if I’m brutally honest. That is a part of the job that I find more demanding and more intellectually tiring than the football.
The football doesn’t tire me but sometimes preparing for those interviews and being ready for the right questions, and choosing every single word correctly, making sure I didn’t say something that is going to rebound upon me (does).
With England, it was more a question of feeling that all the journalists, through their various contacts, knew more than us (coaches). So you got the question and you’re thinking ‘hold on I don’t know if I know the answer, but you probably do!’, but the mass media has been kind to me so I have no complaints about that.”