Crystal Palace FC has confirmed that they appointed former England manager Roy Hodgson as the new manager of the club.
Hodgson will now manage the Eagles on a two-year contract after he replaces Frank de Boer, who was terminated last Monday with 77 days and five matches in charge.
The 70-year-old managed Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League. In addition, he has been out of management since their defeat over Iceland at Euro 2016
Here are some of the statements of Hodgson:
“This is very much the club of my boyhood and I remember in my youth watching the club from the terraces at the Holmesdale Road end which gave me such fond memories. In those days I had dreams of playing for the team, then as a coach you think about coaching the team and a lot has happened in between times.
It is very rewarding to find myself here now, in different times, as the Palace manager at a club that I have always loved and admired with a huge potential. We are the club of south London, with an enormously large fan base. The ambitions here are realistic and there is an enormous potential for growth and I hope we can achieve our goals.
I am very excited to be back in club football and it is a long while since I have enjoyed the day to day sessions of training.”
Meanwhile, Hodgson’s assistant will be Ray Lewington. Both of them have worked together previously at England and Fulham.
Moving forward, the veteran boss will take charge for Crystal Palace when they face Southampton at Selhurst Park in the new season of the Premier League.
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