Crystal Palace Recalls Roy Hodgson

Crystal Palace Recalls Roy Hodgson

One of the top-flight English Premier League clubs, Crystal Palace have pulled Roy Hodgson from retirement, making him head coach till the end of the season.

Crystal Palace which sits 12th on the premier league table and still facing threats of falling into the relegation zone has appointed 75-years old Roy Hodgson as head coach in replacement of Patrick Vieira, who spent less than two years as head coach of the club.Hodgson had insisted he would not return to the club after a brief spell with Watford last season, but he has now agreed to spend the remaining part of the season at Crystal Palace.

Hodgson commented about his return saying “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.

“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.”

While the Chairman of the club, Steve Parish said “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.”