Crystal Palace confirm Roy Hodgson as Permanent Manager!

Crystal Palace has confirmed Roy Hodgson will be their manager for another season. He took charge last season after the sacking of Patrick Vieira in March. Hodgson helped them finish 11th and looks to be back for another season.

Hodgson will be accompanied by Paddy McCarthy as assistant manager, Ray Lewington as coach and Dean Kiely as goalkeeper coach at the club in the upcoming season.

“I am immensely pleased and proud to be extending my time at Crystal Palace, and I would like to thank the Chairman and Sporting Director for their continued faith in me. I know what a fantastic squad we have here. It’s a great blend of youth and potential, alongside experienced players with Premier League and international pedigree,” he said.

“I have spoken with the Chairman at length and we agreed that we must be ambitious in getting the most out of such talent. As such, we have set ourselves the target of a top-half finish, which we believe is eminently achievable with such a fabulous group of players and the most magnificent supporters who get behind the team, week in, week out.”

Palace will have a lot of work on their hands with captain Wilfried Zaha leaving on a free.

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