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.”
Roy Hodgson has been appointed as the new manager of Crystal Palace FC
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) September 12, 2017