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Roy Hodgson to speak at Inspiring Leadership 2017

19 May 2017

English football manager and former player, Roy Hodgson, has been confirmed as the final guest speaker at Inspiring Leadership this year. He will be joining a panel of special guests hosted by Sir Michael Barber as part of this year's keynote sessions.

Roy Hodgson has managed 16 different teams in eight countries including Inter Milan, Blackburn Rovers, Malmö FF, Fulham, Liverpool and the national teams of United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Finland and England – as well as coaching a World XI team in a charity football event in Mandela's honour in August 1999.

He served several times as a member of UEFA's technical study group at the European Championships and was a member of the FIFA technical study group at the 2006 World Cup. He speaks five languages and has worked as a television pundit in several of the countries in which he has coached.

From education to the football pitch

Far from being a stranger to teaching, Roy Hodgson worked as a PE teacher at Alleyn's School in south London in the 1970s and also taught at Monks Hill Comprehensive later renamed The Quest Academy. Hear his thoughts and learn from his experience on what makes an inspiring leader – on and off the football pitch.

Other recently announced speakers on the panel include gold medal winning Paralympian Anne Dickins MBE, performance director at the Lawn Tennis Association Simon Timson and Carolyn Roberts, headteacher at Thomas Tallis School, Greenwich.

To secure one of the final delegate places and for more information on all of the speakers and the conference programme, visit the conference website: (opens in a new window).

Former England manager, Roy Hodgson, will be speaking at this year's Inspiring Leadership conference in Birmingham