Tue 21 March 2023 | 8:52

Roy Hodgson reappointed as Crystal Palace manager until end of season

Former England manager Roy Hodgson has returned to Crystal Palace until the end of the season.

Crystal Palace confirmed on Tuesday that Roy Hodgson has returned to the club as manager on a deal until the end of the season.

Palace who currently sits 12th in the Premier League table decided to sack Patrick Vieira on Friday after a 12-game winless run. Palace has not won a game in 2023 and is sitting three points above the relegation zone with 10 games to go.

The 75-year-old Hodgson left Watford in May 2022 and announced that he would not be seeking another managerial job in the Premier League, but now he has decided to return to Palace on a short-term deal.

“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,"

Hodgson said.

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

“Crystal Palace is known for its fighting spirit, and I have no doubt that all our supporters will fight with us, beginning with the visit of Leicester City a week Saturday.”

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.”

Palace’s next game is against relegation rivals Leicester City on April 1.



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