Roy Hodgson’s seen here with our Michael Yiakoumi started his 48-year career in management that took him around the world but has surely ended at the place he called home – Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace Football Club can confirm that Roy Hodgson has stepped down from his post as first-team manager.
Roy Hodgson said: “This club is very special and means so much to me and has played a big part in my footballing life. I have fully enjoyed my time here across six seasons, as it has given me the chance to work with top class players and staff doing what I love every day.

“However, I understand, given recent circumstances, it may be prudent at this time for the club to plan ahead, and therefore I have taken the decision to step aside so that the club can bring forward their plans for a new manager, as intended for this summer.

“I would like to thank Steve Parish and his American partners for their support, along with my coaching staff and backroom team who have helped me so much along the way. In particular, a huge thank you to my long-term friend and assistant, Ray Lewington; coaches Dean Kiely and Paddy McCarthy; plus the excellent sports science, video analysis and medical departments.

“My thanks and respect also to the current squad of players who have been a pleasure to work with – they are a credit to the club and themselves. I am certain that our fans will continue to give their full support to the team for the remainder of this season and beyond.

“I am confident that the season will finish well and I wish the team every success in the weeks, months and seasons to come.”

The Club would like to thank Roy for his outstanding service, in which he managed 200 games across six seasons.

Chairman Steve Parish said: “Roy has a special place in Crystal Palace history and this will never be forgotten. After four years in which he led the club to maintaining Premier League status season after season, he once again joined us nearly a year ago to steady the ship, and worked wonders. That he then agreed to continue in the summer speaks volumes about his commitment to our club. Quite simply, we owe our continued Premier League status to Roy.

“I would like to thank Roy enormously for his service and wish him the very best for the future; it’s fair to say Roy has the keys to Selhurst Park and will always be welcomed back.

“On a personal note I would also like to thank Roy for his support, his professionalism and his friendship. He’s been the manager for half of the time we’ve been in the Premier League, I’ve enjoyed working with him and learning from him immensely.”

The club can confirm that Roy is now out of hospital and doing well.

Paddy McCarthy and Ray Lewington will lead the team tonight for the match versus Everton at Goodison Park.

Roy Hodgson’s managerial career started in 1976 with Swedish side Halmstad and he has managed 18 club sides and four international teams doing a career spanning 48 years.
He has won 15 major honours, including two Swedish titles with Malmo, where he was in charge between 1985 and 1989. He also finished as runner-up in the Uefa Cup and Europa League with Inter Milan in 1997 and Fulham in 2010.
Hodgson’s first international job was with Switzerland in 1992 before spells with the United Arab Emirates and Finland.
He became England boss in May 2012, winning 33 of his 56 games in charge.
He led the Three Lions at three major tournaments but failed to end their wait for a first trophy since 1966.
They were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Euro 2012 and the group stage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, before an embarrassing last-16 exit to Iceland at Euro 2016.
When Hodgson left Crystal Palace in 2021 he refused to say he was retiring and ultimately joined Watford in January 2022, but failed to keep the Hornets in the Premier League.
He said he did not expect to take another job in the Premier League when he left Vicarage Road. In May, Hodgson said he would not use the word “retire” when discussing his next steps in football.

Clubs he managed
1976–1980 Halmstad
1980–1982 Bristol City (assistant)
1982 Bristol City
1982 Oddevold
1983–1984 Örebro
1985–1989 Malmö
1990–1992 Neuchâtel Xamax
1992–1995 Switzerland
1995–1997 Inter Milan
1997–1998 Blackburn Rovers
1999 Inter Milan (caretaker)
1999–2000 Grasshoppers
2000–2001 Copenhagen
2001 Udinese
2002–2004 United Arab Emirates
2004–2005 Viking
2006–2007 Finland
2007–2010 Fulham
2010–2011 Liverpool
2011–2012 West Bromwich Albion
2012–2016 England
2013 England U21 (caretaker)
2017–2021 Crystal Palace
2022 Watford
2023–2024 Crystal Palace

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