England Crystal Palace Re-appoints Hodgson As Manager

Roy Hodgson has been re-appointed manager of Crystal Palace till the end of the season.

Hodgson, 75, returns to lead his boyhood club for a second time after Palace fired Patrick Vieira last week after a 12-game winless streak.

The former England manager takes over with the Eagles struggling for Premier League survival, three points above the drop zone with 10 games remaining.

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Hodgson said: “It is a privilege to be asked to return to the club, which has always meant so much to me, and to be given the important task of turning the team’s fortunes around.

“Our sole objective now is to start winning matches, and to get the points necessary to ensure our Premier League status.”

When the Premier League resumes after the international break on April 1, Palace will host Leicester.

Hodgson was appointed despite stating last May, when he was nearing the conclusion of a brief stint in charge of Watford.

: “I don’t think I shall be putting my name forward anymore for further stories in the world of Premier League football.”

Paddy McCarthy, who led the Eagles to a 4-1 defeat against Arsenal on Sunday, will be Hodgson’s assistant manager, with Ray Lewington returning as first-team coach. Dean Kiely will remain as goalkeeping coach at Palace.

Chairman Steve Parish added: “I would like to welcome Roy and Ray back to the club.

“We are obviously in a very challenging period but we believe that Roy’s and Ray’s experience, knowledge of the club and players, alongside Paddy can help fulfil the immediate requirement of keeping us in the league.”


Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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