Roy Hodgson quits as Crystal Palace manager after medical incident as Oliver Glasner appointed as replacement

Roy Hodgson has stepped down as Crystal Palace manager, with Oliver Glasner appointed as his replacement. The 76-year-old is now out of hospital after a medical incident at the Eagles training ground on Thursday. Hodgson’s second spell at Palace has come to an endGetty Palace were planning to sack Hodgson amid a dreadful run of form in the Premier League and recently agreed a deal with ex-Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt boss Glasner. The Austrian’s appointment has now been confirmed in a deal that runs until the end of the 2025/26 season, however, Hodgson’s assistants Ray Lewington and Paddy McCarthy will lead the Eagles team for their Premier League clash at Everton on Monday night, live on talkSPORT. Hodgson said: “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.” Hodgson managed Palace in two separate spells, taking charge of his boyhood club 200 times across six seasons. In a managerial career spanning 48 years, Hodgson has managed giant clubs including Liverpool and Inter Milan, as well as the England national teamAFP But Glasner has taken the reins at Palace nowGetty He was brought back in March 2023 following the decision to relieve Patrick Vieira of his duties. The former England manager successfully steering Palace away from the relegation battle. Palace chairman Steve Parish said: “Roy has a special place in Crystal Palace history and this will never be forgotten. “After four years in which he led the club to maintaining Premier League status season after season, he once again joined us nearly a year ago to steady the ship, and worked wonders. That he then agreed to continue in the summer speaks volumes about his commitment to our club. Quite simply, we owe our continued Premier League status to Roy. “I would like to thank Roy enormously for his service and wish him the very best for the future; it’s fair to say Roy has the keys to Selhurst Park and will always be welcomed back. “On a personal note I would also like to thank Roy for his support, his professionalism and his friendship. He’s been the manager for half of the time we’ve been in the Premier League, I’ve enjoyed working with him and learning from him immensely.” Parish issued huge praise for Hodgson for his work at Selhurst ParkAFP or licensors Hodgson took up his first managerial post in 1976 where he was in charge of Swedish club Halmstad. He made his name as a manager when leading the Swiss national team, guiding them to third in the FIFA world rankings during his premiership. That earned him a move to Italian giants Inter Milan, where he spent two years before going to the Premier League with Blackburn. A second spell as Inter boss, but as a caretaker manager, followed after an unsuccessful period at Ewood Park. He was away from England for eight years before getting the Fulham job in 2007, guiding them to Premier League safety in the 2007/08 season before taking them to the Europa League final in 2010. Hodgson then joined Liverpool in the summer of 2010 but lasted just six months at Anfield where he rebuilt his career at West Brom. Then followed the biggest post of his career as he was appointed England manager just before the start of Euro 2012, where England lost in the quarter-finals to Italy. The highlight of Hodgson’s career saw him take charge of England between 2012 and 2016Getty England successfully qualified for the remaining two tournaments he was in charge but his tenure came to a sudden end when the Three Lions were knocked out of Euro 2016 with a shock defeat to Iceland. Just over a year after resigning as England boss he was given the Palace gig and did a fine job of stabilising them in the Premier League in his fou

Roy Hodgson quits as Crystal Palace manager after medical incident as Oliver Glasner appointed as replacement

Roy Hodgson has stepped down as Crystal Palace manager, with Oliver Glasner appointed as his replacement.

The 76-year-old is now out of hospital after a medical incident at the Eagles training ground on Thursday.

Hodgson’s second spell at Palace has come to an end
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Palace were planning to sack Hodgson amid a dreadful run of form in the Premier League and recently agreed a deal with ex-Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt boss Glasner.

The Austrian’s appointment has now been confirmed in a deal that runs until the end of the 2025/26 season, however, Hodgson’s assistants Ray Lewington and Paddy McCarthy will lead the Eagles team for their Premier League clash at Everton on Monday night, live on talkSPORT.

Hodgson said: “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.”

Hodgson managed Palace in two separate spells, taking charge of his boyhood club 200 times across six seasons.

In a managerial career spanning 48 years, Hodgson has managed giant clubs including Liverpool and Inter Milan, as well as the England national team
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But Glasner has taken the reins at Palace now
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He was brought back in March 2023 following the decision to relieve Patrick Vieira of his duties. The former England manager successfully steering Palace away from the relegation battle.

Palace chairman Steve Parish said: “Roy has a special place in Crystal Palace history and this will never be forgotten.

“After four years in which he led the club to maintaining Premier League status season after season, he once again joined us nearly a year ago to steady the ship, and worked wonders. That he then agreed to continue in the summer speaks volumes about his commitment to our club. Quite simply, we owe our continued Premier League status to Roy.

“I would like to thank Roy enormously for his service and wish him the very best for the future; it’s fair to say Roy has the keys to Selhurst Park and will always be welcomed back.

“On a personal note I would also like to thank Roy for his support, his professionalism and his friendship. He’s been the manager for half of the time we’ve been in the Premier League, I’ve enjoyed working with him and learning from him immensely.”

Parish issued huge praise for Hodgson for his work at Selhurst Park
AFP or licensors

Hodgson took up his first managerial post in 1976 where he was in charge of Swedish club Halmstad.

He made his name as a manager when leading the Swiss national team, guiding them to third in the FIFA world rankings during his premiership.

That earned him a move to Italian giants Inter Milan, where he spent two years before going to the Premier League with Blackburn.

A second spell as Inter boss, but as a caretaker manager, followed after an unsuccessful period at Ewood Park.

He was away from England for eight years before getting the Fulham job in 2007, guiding them to Premier League safety in the 2007/08 season before taking them to the Europa League final in 2010.

Hodgson then joined Liverpool in the summer of 2010 but lasted just six months at Anfield where he rebuilt his career at West Brom.

Then followed the biggest post of his career as he was appointed England manager just before the start of Euro 2012, where England lost in the quarter-finals to Italy.

England manager Roy Hodgson in May 2015:
The highlight of Hodgson’s career saw him take charge of England between 2012 and 2016
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England successfully qualified for the remaining two tournaments he was in charge but his tenure came to a sudden end when the Three Lions were knocked out of Euro 2016 with a shock defeat to Iceland.

Just over a year after resigning as England boss he was given the Palace gig and did a fine job of stabilising them in the Premier League in his four-year stint.

He then left at the end of the 2020/21 season before making a return towards the end of last term.

But a change has been made at Selhurst Park with Palace in 16th spot, five points above the relegation zone.

At 49 years old, Glasner is in the early years of his managerial career, which begun in 2014.

After spells with SV Ried and LASK in his homeland, Glasner was went to Germany to become Wolfsburg manager in 2019.

He spent two years there before becoming Eintracht Frankfurt boss where he won the Europa League in his first season, beating Rangers in the final.

Glasner departed Frankfurt at the end of the last season which saw them reach the Champions League last 16 as well as reaching the DFB-Pokal final and qualifying for this season’s Europa Conference League.


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