David Hodgson

David Hodgson has managed Darlington on three seperate occasions.

He was named as manager of Darlington for the third time on October 30, 2003, over three years after he left the club.

Hodgson returned for a third spell at The Quakers' helm to take over from caretaker boss Mick Tait as the club looked to lift themselves from the bottom end of the Third Division after a disappointing start to the season.

Hodgson, who played as a striker for Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Norwich and Liverpool, amongst others, in the late-70s, '80s and early '90s first took charge of Darlington in August 1995 alongside Jim Platt, and was at the helm four just four months before leaving on a 'matter of principle'.

He returned the following year to succeed Platt in the manager's chair and guided Darlington to the Third Division play-off final in 2000 before leaving the club that summer.

He made another return to the helm and took the reins from Tait who had been in interim charge of the team since Tommy Taylor's departure a year before.

His latest spell lasted almost three years before he parted company with the club in October 2006.

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