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Roy Hodgson is Crystal Palace’s new manager

The Premier League side has officially confirmed the appointment of the Englishman.

Crystal Palace have announced Roy Hodgson as their new manager, with the former England head coach signing a two-year contract with the club.

Hodgson will take over for Frank de Boer, who was dismissed after four games into the Premier League without winning a single point. This makes de Boer the manager with the shortest spell at a club while many question the decision of Palace to give the Dutchman such a short period of time to implement his football philosophy into the team.

The newly-appointed 70-year-old manager spoke to the club’s official website and stated:

“This is very much the club of my boyhood and I remember in my youth watching the club from the terraces at the Holmesdale Road end which gave me such fond memories.

“In those days I had dreams of playing for the team, then as a coach you think about coaching the team and a lot has happened in between times.

“It is very rewarding to find myself here now, in different times, as the Palace manager at a club that I have always loved and admired with a huge potential. We are the club of south London, with an enormously large fan base. The ambitions here are realistic and there is an enormous potential for growth and I hope we can achieve our goals.

“I am very excited to be back in club football and it is a long while since I have enjoyed the day to day sessions of training.”