Hodgson Appointed New Palace Boss

Following the high profile and much critised sacking or Frank de Boer, the Eagles have appointed former England and Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson as manager.

The 70 year old has signed a two year deal at the club where his football career all started back in 1963 as a youth player but he never made a first team appearance.

Spells at Tonbridge Angels, Gravesend & Northfleet, Maidstone United, Ashford Town, Berea Park and Carshalton Athletic came and went before the Croydon born defender stepped into management in 1976.

Do you think this is an odd signing? For some truly bizarre managerial appointments check out this piece over at footyaccumulators.

Early stints in charge at Halmstad, Bristol City, Oddevold, Orebro, Malmo and Neuchatel Xamax saw him in good stead before he took charge of the Swiss national team in 1992.

A return to club management followed with his highest profile appointment to date at Inter Milan in 1995 before a brief time in charge at Blackburn Rovers. He returned to the San Siro as caretaker manager in 1999 before moving on to Grasshoppers, Copenhagen, Udinese, United Arab Emirates, Viking and Finland.

His return to England in 2006 took him to Fulham ahead of an ill fated stint at Liverpool and then West Bromwich Albion before England came calling in 2012.

The appointment of Hodgson by Palace is perhaps the fit of a manager that seems to work at the club having seen the likes of Ian Holloway, Tony Pulis, Alan Pardew and Sam Allardyce experience differing levels of success at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles are another in a long lines of clubs added to the end of an awful long CV for the former England boss but after beginning his career in South London, it appears to have gone full circle.

Welcome back Roy!




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Jay Crame

Jay Crame

Jay is the founder of TEB and site editor. An avid Palace fan since the late eighties with a passion for music and too many other sports. Presenter and producer of The Meridian Sports Show on 107 Meridian FM.

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