Crystal Palace head coach Roy Hodgson to end his managerial career at the end of the season
Roy Hodgson will step down as manager of Crystal Palace FC at the end of this season.
His final match with Eagles will be against Liverpool on Sunday, which is also his 162nd competitive match in the Palace dugout.
“After more than 45 years of coaching I have decided that the time is right for me to step away from the rigours of top-flight Premier League football, so our final two matches will be my last ones as manager of Crystal Palace,” said Hodgson.
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Roy became the manager of his boyhood club (Crystal Palace) in September 2017. He will be ending his managerial career after 45 years of service.
“It’s been a particularly rewarding period of my football life and career to have been able to spend these last four seasons with Palace. I feel now that at the end of another successful season, in which we have secured our Premier League status, the moment is right for me to step down from my responsibilities of being a full-time manager,” he added.
The 73 year old has managed a number of clubs in his career, including big clubs like Inter Milan and Liverpool. He has also managed England national team for four years (2012 to 2016).
“I have really enjoyed my time at Palace, I have been privileged to work with an outstanding group of professional and dedicated players, most of whom have been with me throughout the four years,” said Hodgson.
“A manager is only as good as the players who perform on the pitch. I have been fortunate that those in my charge have certainly given me that and I thank them for it,” he added.
Crystal Palace is at 13th spot on the Premier League points table. Their next match is against Arsenal on Wednesday.