September 22, 2023

Crystal Palace have secured the services of 75-year-old Roy Hodgson as their manager for the upcoming season.

Currently enjoying his holiday, Hodgson is set to finalize his contract upon his return.

Hodgson made a comeback to Selhurst Park in March, taking over from Patrick Vieira on a short-term agreement until the end of the season. His impact was notable as he guided Palace to safety, collecting an impressive 18 points from his 10 matches in charge, ultimately securing an 11th-place finish in the Premier League.

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Having previously spent four years with Palace from 2017, Hodgson decided to step away from football in the summer of 2021. However, he returned to the managerial scene in January 2022 when he was appointed as Watford’s boss. Unfortunately, his tenure at Watford was cut short as they suffered relegation to the Championship, leading to his departure.

Before Hodgson’s return, Palace endured a winless streak of 12 matches across all competitions under Vieira. The veteran manager’s extensive career spans over 45 years, including notable spells at Inter Milan, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion, and, of course, Crystal Palace.

Additionally, he has also managed the national teams of Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and Finland.

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