Crystal Palace Announce Roy Hodgson As New Manager

Former England boss, Roy Hodgson has been announced as the new manager of Crystal Palace following the sacking of Frank de Boer.

The 70-year-old Englishman, who replaced Frank de Boer just a day after the Dutchman was sacked by Crystal Palace, signed a two-year deal at Selhurst Park.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Hodgson said: “This is very much the club of my boyhood. It is very rewarding to find myself here now, in different times, as manager at a club that I have always loved and admired with a huge potential,”

“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.”

Roy Hodgson is tasked with the responsibility of immediately turning around Palace’s poor start to the Premier League.

“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.” he added.

Hodgson has also coached West Brom, Liverpool, and Fulham in the Premier League and becomes the oldest man to be appointed as a Premier League manager at 70 years and 34 days year old.