Crystal Palace appoint Roy Hodgson as Frank De Boer replacement

Crystal Palace appoint Roy Hodgson as Frank De Boer replacement

English Premier League side, Crystal Palace have announced the appointment of Roy Hodgson on a two year deal.

The 70 year-old returns to the club with which he began his playing career in 1965 as the oldest coach in the EPL having previously managed Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion in the top-flight.

The former England manager replaces Frank De Boer who was sacked after just 77 days at the club. His spell of 4 EPL games in charge of the club was the shortest Premier League managerial tenure.

“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,” Hodgson said after his appointment.

“This is very much the club of my boyhood and I remember in my youth watching the club from the terraces at the Holmesdale Road end which gave me such fond memories.

“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 added.

Newly appointed Crystal Palace manager, Roy Hodgson

Palace who remain bottom on the table having failed to pick up a point from all 4 EPL games so far this season would hope that Hodgson can bring back the glory days to the club after he admits that the club has huge potentials.

“We are the club of south London, with an enormously large fan base. The ambitions here are realistic and there is an enormous potential for growth and I hope we can achieve our goals.”

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