Hodgson Extends Crystal Palace Contract

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has extended his contract with the London club ahead of the new league season.

Hodgson, 71, has signed a one-year contract extension until 2020.

He was named Crystal Palace manager in September 2017 as a replacement for the sacked Frank De Boer, who lasted for just four games.

Hodgson met the club in a difficult situation with six defeats from six league games at the start of last season.

He miraculously steered the team away from trouble and led them to 11th spot at the end of the season.

The former Liverpool, Fulham and West Brom manager begins his 43rd season in football management with a trip to newly promoted Premier League outfit Fulham.

After signing his new deal, the ex-England boss said: “Having stood on the terraces in the 1950s, it is a wonderful thing to be managing my boyhood club all these years later,” said the ex-England boss.

“We can be proud of our achievements last season in turning things around despite a poor start, but this year we want to ensure we don’t endure the same struggles.

“I am thrilled that I have the support of the owners, who believe that I am the right man to help this club move forward and I will do everything I can to make that happen.” He concluded.