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Hodgson became head coach of Crystal Palace Football Club at the age of 75.

MOSCOW, March 21 – RIA Novosti. English football club “Crystal Palace” on the official website announced It’s about Roy Hodgson being appointed head coach of the team.

The 75-year-old British player’s contract runs until the end of the season. He became the oldest manager in Premier League history.

“I’m honored to be back at a club that has always meant so much to me and given the important task of changing the fate of the team. Now our only goal is to start winning games and collecting our points. “We have a place in the Premier League,” said Hodgson.

Crystal Palace coach Patrick Vieira was sacked on Friday. The club is in 12th place in the Premier League with 27 points from 28 games. The Londoners are three points ahead of the team from the “relegation zone”. The Glaziers have yet to win in 2023 and have a 12-game losing streak (five draws, seven losses) in the Premier League.

Hodgson started his coaching career with Swedish side Halmstad in 1976. He also worked for various clubs such as England, Switzerland (including the national team chairman), Denmark, Italy (where he coached Inter Milan), Finland (with the national team). In 2007 Hodgson finally returned to England, after which he coached the Fulham, Liverpool, West Bromwich, England national team (2012-2016). Hodgson was head of Crystal Palace from 2017 to 2021. Hodgson announced his retirement from coaching after leaving Crystal Palace, but resumed coaching by signing with Watford in January 2022. In June, the coach left the team.

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