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Roy Hodgson steps down as Crystal Palace manager

2024/02/19 15:57

Roy Hodgson have officially resigned from his position as the manager of Crystal Palace. 

The 76-year-old experienced a health issue during the team's training session last Thursday, leading to the cancellation of his planned press conference. 

Palace later stated that Hodgson was in a "stable" condition and undergoing tests in the hospital.

This news coincided with the revelation that Crystal Palace was in the process of parting ways with Hodgson and considering former Eintracht Frankfurt head coach Oliver Glasner as his potential replacement. 

For tonight's match against Everton at Goodison Park, Paddy McCarthy and Ray Lewington will be in charge.

A statement from Hodgson read: “This club is very special and means so much to me and has played a big part in my footballing life. I have fully enjoyed my time here across six seasons, as it has given me the chance to work with top class players and staff doing what I love every day.

“However, I understand, given recent circumstances, it may be prudent at this time for the club to plan ahead, and therefore I have taken the decision to step aside so that the club can bring forward their plans for a new manager, as intended for this summer.

“I would like to thank Steve Parish and his American partners for their support, along with my coaching staff and backroom team who have helped me so much along the way. In particular, a huge thank you to my long-term friend and assistant, Ray Lewington; coaches Dean Kiely and Paddy McCarthy; plus the excellent sports science, video analysis and medical departments.

“My thanks and respect also to the current squad of players who have been a pleasure to work with - they are a credit to the club and themselves. I am certain that our fans will continue to give their full support to the team for the remainder of this season and beyond.

“I am confident that the season will finish well and I wish the team every success in the weeks, months and seasons to come.”


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2024-02-19 17h24m by gkingsley
Wow, what a shock! We'll certainly miss Roy Hodgson and all he's done for Crystal Palace. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Excited to see what Paddy McCarthy and Ray Lewington will bring to tonight's match!
2024-02-19 17h09m by edavidson
As a football fan, I am extremely disappointed to hear that Roy Hodgson has resigned from his position as the manager of Crystal Palace. It is a sad day for the club and for all of us who have supported him throughout his six seasons. His experience and dedication have been invaluable to the team and he will be greatly missed. Wishing him a speedy recovery and all the best for the future.
2024-02-19 16h34m by eyoungs8
Wow, what shocking news! Roy Hodgson has resigned as Crystal Palace manager due to health issues. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Excited to see who will take over the reigns for the Eagles.
2024-02-19 16h19m by sparkerfield
Wow, what a shocker! I am absolutely gutted to hear this news. Hodgson has been a fantastic manager for Palace and it's sad to see him go. I wish him a speedy recovery and hope everything turns out ok. As for the potential replacement, I trust the club's decision and wish them all the best for tonight's match.
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