Hodgson succeeds De Boer as Crystal Palace manager


Crystal Palace have appointed Englishman Roy Hodgson as their new manager after the dismissal of Frank De Boer. The decision comes swiftly as de Boer was sacked as manager of the Eagles yesterday after a disappointing start to the Premier League season.

Former England national team manager Roy Hodgson, 70, who also coached Inter Milan and Liverpool in his career, will embark on the fifth Premier League job of his long career, and he’s Palace’s seventh manager since they gained promotion to the top flight in 2013.

“This is very much the club of my boyhood. It is rewarding to find myself here now, in different times, as manager at a club that I have always loved and admired with a huge potential,” he said.

His first game for Palace is at home to Southampton on Saturday.

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