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Roy Hodgson Hired by Crystal Palace After Patrick Vieira Dismissal

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Roy Hodgson, a former coach, has been named the new manager of Crystal Palace’s first team through the remainder of the current campaign.

Hodgson took over for Patrick Vieira, who was fired last week for the team’s appalling on-field performance.

After managing the team for 18 months, the Eagles fired Vieira.

The club announced on Wednesday morning that Roy Hodgson had been hired as manager of Crystal Palace FC till the end of the current campaign.

Between September 2017 to May 2021, the 75-year-old led Crystal Palace, the club where he was raised.

Along with announcing Paddy McCarthy as Hodgson’s replacement as assistant manager, Crystal Palace also stated that Ray Lewington will return as a first-team coach. Dean Kiely will continue to serve as the goalkeeping instructor.

“It is a privilege to be invited to return to the club, which has always meant so much to me, and to be given the critical duty of turning the team’s fortunes around,” Hodgson remarked upon his appointment as the next manager of the team.

“Our only goal right now is to start winning games and racking up the points required to secure our Premier League status,” he continued.

When Crystal Palace hosts Leicester City on April 1 in their first English Premier League encounter following the break, the former Watford manager will begin his second tenure. The Eagles are still looking for their first league victory of the season as they battle to stay in the top-flight division.


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