Hodgson takes over as Crystal palace manager

Faith Castro
September 12, 2017

Hodgson's last job was as manager of England.

Palace are owned by American majority shareholders David Blitzer and Josh Harris alongside Parish and other investors.

The news comes a day after the Eagles parted ways with Frank de Boer after a disastrous start to the new season which has seen them lose their first four Premier League games without scoring a single goal. "It's a long while since I have enjoyed the day to day sessions of training".

Asked if a deal was close, Hodgson said: "I hope it's close".

Hodgson's last Premier League job was with West Bromwich Albion before taking over as England manager in 2012.

Palace dismissed De Boer after they suffered the worst start to an English top-flight campaign for almost 100 years - failing to win or even score a goal.

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Hogdson's managerial career has spanned five decades and 15 clubs in eight different countries, as well as four national teams.

Speaking to Sky Sports at the south London club's training ground, the 70-year-old said he had yet to sign a contract but was pleased to be returning to football.

In England he has managed Bristol City, Blackburn Rovers and Fulham, whom he led to their first ever major European final, losing to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League decider in 2010, for which he was named LMA Manager of the Year.

Winger Zaha has been out since the first game of the season - a 3-0 home defeat to Huddersfield on August 12 - and was expected to be out for a month.

They are rock bottom of the Premier League with no points and no goals from four games - the worst start to a top-flight season in England for almost 100 years.

20 - A similar win percentage record of 35% was not good enough during his spell at Liverpool, however, with the Hodgson dismissed after just 20 Premier League matches at the helm - nine of which were defeats.

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