Roy Hodgson has returned from retirement in a bid to save Crystal Palace from relegation in the English Premier League.
The 75-years-old manager returned to Selhurst Park in replace of Patrick Vieira, less than two years after the Arsenal legend was brought in to move the club forward from the former England boss’ four-year tenure.
Earlier, Hodgson insisted he would not return to the club after a brief spell at Watford last season, however, he now agreed a deal until the end of the season.
Hodgson said: “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.”
The Chairman of the club, Steve Parish added, “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.”
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