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Hodgson named Eagles boss

September 12 2017

Roy Hodgson (Photo: Official Palace website)

Roy Hodgson (Photo: Official Palace website)

Crystal Palace have announced former England boss Roy Hodgson as their new manager on a two year deal.

Hodgson, 70, replaces Frank de Boer who was sacked yesterday after only 5 games in charge of the Eagles.

The former Fulham, Liverpool, West Brom and England boss has brought in Ray Lewington as assistant manager who was with the club in the same role back in the 90s.

Speaking about his appointment Hodgson said: "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.

"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.

"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.

"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 will take his first training session with the squad tomorrow in preparation for the game against Southampton on Saturday.

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