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Crystal Palace announce Roy Hodgson as coach till end of season


English Premier club, Crystal Palace, have announced the appointment of Roy Hodgson as manager of the club.

Hodgson will be in charge until the end of the season, according to a statement issued by the club on Tuesday.

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This comes less than a week after Patrick Viera was relieved of his duty in the club without a win in 12 matches.

Chairman of the club said they believe Hodgson who is coming back as manager will help keep the club in the league.

Chairman Steve Parish said: “I would like to welcome Roy and Ray back to the club. We are obviously in a very challenging period but we believe that Roy’s and Ray’s experience, knowledge of the club and players, alongside Paddy can help fulfil the immediate requirement of keeping us in the league.”

Meanwhile, Hodgson reacting to the appointment said the club will start winning matches to get the points needed.

Roy Hodgson commented: “It is a privilege to be asked to return to the club, which has always meant so much to me, and to be given the important task of turning the team’s fortunes around. Our sole objective now is to start winning matches, and to get the points necessary to ensure our Premier League status.

“Crystal Palace is known for its fighting spirit, and I have no doubt that all our supporters will fight with us, beginning with the visit of Leicester City a week Saturday.”

Palace are currently 12th on the log with just three points away from the relegation zone.

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