Sport

Roy Hodgson back in the dugout as Crystal Palace boss

Roy Hodgson back in the dugout as Crystal Palace boss”

Roy Hodgson has been appointed the new manager of Crystal Palace, the English Premier League club announced on Tuesday (Sept 12).

Ex-England boss Hodgson was appointed as Frank de Boer's replacement on Tuesday at the Premier League's bottom club.

"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".

A well-travelled and globally respected coach who has worked at clubs in England, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark and Norway, Hodgson will extend his managerial career to a 41st year.

The new Crystal Palace boss has also thrashed out a deal where he can spend any money he generates in the next transfer window by selling unwanted players. "I can't put that right but I'm very pleased to be back at the highest level with a good football club".

Palace have started the season in a disastrous manner, losing all four league games without scoring a goal - the first top-flight side to do so in 93 years.

Hodgson will be joined at Selhurst Park by his assistant from Fulham and England, Ray Lewington.

It is also Hodgson's first role since his ignominious departure from the England job after their shock Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland.

"I didn't want to end (my career) on a bad result, but I think the 56 games and the seven defeats is not so bad", he said.

"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", he said.

'But you take on every job knowing what the benefits and the shortfalls and problems are likely to be and I go into this job with open eyes, with great enthusiasm and a great energy which has certainly been boosted by the fact I've had a bit of time away from the game.

Hodgson's EPL experience includes spells at Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion.

"Very disappointed about the decision but never the less I want to thank the players, staff and the fans for their support".

Hodgson will lead training on Wednesday and take his seat in the Selhurst Park dugout on Saturday when the Eagles take on Southampton in the EPL.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


14 September 2017
Folau refuses to back Wallabies' support for gay marriage
The reason the tweet was so clever was it linked to a piece about Folau's love for his fiancee, Kiwi netball player Maria Tutaia. The Australian Olympic Committee, however, has backed the "no" argument, saying they did not want to offend religious groups .

14 September 2017
Scotland rise 15 places in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings as Wales leapfrog England
The remainder of the top five is made up by Portugal , Argentina and Belgium. The rankings really reflect how the past year has gone.

14 September 2017
Priyanka Chopra apologises to Sikkim government for calling state 'troubled with insurgency'
While talking about how Pahuna was a ground-breaking achievement, she said that it was the first film to come out of the region. I don't know where Priyanka obtained this data, but it has nothing to do with our state.

14 September 2017
How Are Angelina Jolie, 6 Kids A Year After Brad Pitt Divorce?
Speaking to E!, she said recently: 'If I'm to continue in this business, I would love to work with my children. Angelina Jolie has had a roller coaster year since her split from Brad Pitt after 10 years together.

14 September 2017
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits Midland University campus
On Wednesday, DeVos visited a private Denver center that provides educational services to autistic children. Steve Joel said he is also excited to show DeVos the options LPS already offers for students.

14 September 2017
Marcelo extends contract with Real Madrid until 2022
Official Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez wrote in his report that he saw Marcelo kick Lerma in the back away from the action. Madrid can appeal against the punishment, which includes a fine of €700 for the club and €600 for the player, within 10 days.

14 September 2017
Falling tree just misses crushing vehicle during Irma
The collision with the pine tree nearly flipped her 4WD vertically, throwing the rear wheels up in the air. Baxter was trying to get to her sister-in-law's house when the tree plummeted toward the road.

14 September 2017
Four additional THAAD launchers to be installed in Seongju on Thursday:MND
North Korea says it needs its weapons to protect itself from USA aggression and regularly threatens to destroy the United States. China hopes North Korea will "see the situation clearly and come to the right judgment and choice", Wang said.

14 September 2017
Coutinho is available to play in the Champions League - Klopp
Despte his heroics in South America, Klopp did not think his playmaker was fit enough to take part in the defeat at City. I know for some people he was too cool with the ball but that can happen with no rhythm. "It's not an English thing".

14 September 2017
Hillary: Comey Should Have Asked Her Permission To Look At Emails
But she also blamed Russian interference, negative news coverage and misogyny. Lauer followed up and asked if Clinton thought Comey should have been fired.