Roy Hodgson is to step down as Crystal Palace supervisor on the finish of the season, the membership introduced on Tuesday. The 73-year-old will carry the curtain down on his four-year spell at his boyhood membership towards considered one of his former sides, Liverpool, on Sunday. The previous England supervisor’s contract was because of expire within the shut season after one other marketing campaign by which he maintained Palace’s Premier League standing. “After greater than 45 years of teaching, I’ve determined that the time is true for me to step away from the rigours of top-flight Premier League soccer,” Hodgson stated in a press release.
“So our remaining two matches can be my final ones as supervisor of Crystal Palace.
“It has been a very rewarding interval of my soccer life and profession to have been capable of spend these final 4 seasons with Palace.”
Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been talked about within the media as a possible substitute for Hodgson at Palace.
Palace followers will recall Hodgson’s first season in cost with explicit affection.
He was appointed early within the 2017-18 marketing campaign, Palace have been pointless and had failed to attain throughout their opening 4 league video games after a disastrous begin to life below Frank De Boer.
The previous Inter Milan and Switzerland supervisor appeared to have an insurmountable job when the Eagles misplaced their first three video games below him.
Nonetheless, he engineered an astonishing revival which noticed them protect their elite standing, finally ending eleventh within the desk.
It was the primary time in Premier League historical past a crew had stayed up within the prime flight after dropping their first seven video games (itself a Premier League document).
‘Give us stability’
They’re presently having fun with their longest consecutive spell within the prime flight — they’ve been within the EPL because the 2013/14 season.
“It has been an absolute privilege and pleasure to work alongside Roy, who’s each an impressive human and an impressive soccer supervisor,” stated Palace chairman Steve Parrish.
“I understand how a lot it has meant to Roy managing the membership he supported as a toddler.
“His document with us merely can’t be overstated, he’s the one Palace supervisor to safe 4 years within the Premier League and he has helped give us stability in essentially the most turbulent of instances.”
Hodgson is a a lot revered coach regardless of low factors with Liverpool and in the end England.
He resigned after England misplaced to minnows Iceland within the Final 16 conflict at Euro 2016 — following a primary spherical exit on the 2014 World Cup.
Nonetheless, he has labored wonders with mid-level groups.
He constructed his repute firstly with Malmo in Sweden after which taking Switzerland to the 1994 World Cup and Euro 96.
After a rebuilding job with Inter Milan and additional league title glory with Copenhagen, Fulham provided Hodgson the possibility to spice up his repute in England in 2007 and he loved a memorable three years there taking them to the 2010 Europa League remaining.
One other profitable survival battle at West Brom secured him the England job when Fabio Capello walked out previous to Euro 2012.
The England job was anticipated to be his final however the temptation to handle a membership so near his coronary heart proved an excessive amount of.
He departs Palace with the document of being the oldest particular person to ever handle within the Premier League.
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