Norwich City ‘advisor’ Roy Hodgson takes up role with Melbourne City

Roy Hodgson has taken up a role at Melbourne City. Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire.

Roy Hodgson has taken up a role at Melbourne City. Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Former England manager Roy Hodgson is to work with Manchester City's sister club in Australia for the next month.

The City Football Group has confirmed that Hodgson, who had been advising Norwich City over their new management structure, will advise coaches at Melbourne City in the coming weeks.

The arrangement is purely on a consultancy basis, with Hodgson not in consideration for the manager's position at the A-League outfit.

Michael Valkanis is currently coaching the side in a caretaker capacity having been appointed for the remainder of the season, which ends next month, following the departure of John van 't Schip in January.

The Melbourne deal has come about through Hodgson's friendship with CFG director Brian Marwood, the former Arsenal player who works on football matters throughout the multi-club group. As well as Melbourne and Manchester City, CFG also owns New York City FC.