After all, Comolli’s downfall at Tottenham Hotspur can be directly linked to his championing of Juande Ramos to replace Martin Jol. When he strayed from player recruitment, Comolli found himself in trouble and so when Ramos was fired, he too was ushered out. So, will Comolli now eventually cut across Hodgson?
But there is one rather pertinent fact that has not yet been revealed – Hodgson and Comolli have an association with the same agent, Leon Angel, the chairman of the respected and successful Base Soccer Agency. It was Angel’s company who negotiated Hodgson’s move to Liverpool in the summer and it would appear likely that there was consultation over Comolli’s switch from St Etienne this week. It is understood that the latter’s appointment had been under discussion from the moment John W Henry took control of Liverpool.