Oliver Glasner is appointed Crystal Palace manager after Roy Hodgson resigns ahead of their crucial relegation game

Crystal Palace have quickly appointed Oliver Glasner as their new manager, just hours after Roy Hodgson resigned from his post. The 49-year-old takes over with immediate effect but will not be in the dugout at Goodison Park as Palace face Everton on Monday evening.

The Eagles have signed the Austrian until the end of the 2025/26 season after he left Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer after two years at the club and led them to the DFB Cup final at the end of his term.

Chairman Steve Parish highlighted Glasner’s “outstanding record” and said he was the “right manager to take the club forward”.

“Wherever Oliver has gone in his managerial career, success has come quickly and we believe his ambition, exciting and attacking approach is a perfect fit to get the best out of our talented young squad as we move forward. “This Premier League season and beyond,” said Parish.

Glasner’s own statement on his arrival read: “I am delighted to be joining Crystal Palace as manager. I’m looking forward to working with the talented squad, meeting the club’s fans and experiencing the atmosphere at Selhurst Park that I’ve heard so much about.” Hodgson confirmed his departure earlier on Monday, saying his decision made it possible Club to “advance plans for a new manager” from the summer.

The veteran coach, who recently played his 200th game as Palace boss, was taken to hospital after falling ill after training last week and is now ruled out ahead of Monday night’s Premier League game against Everton.

As well as announcing the 76-year-old’s departure from the club, Palace confirmed that the former England coach had left hospital and was “doing well”. A statement from Hodgson said: “This club is very special and means so much to me and has played a huge part in my footballing life. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here over six seasons given the opportunity , working with top-class players and staff every day and doing what I love.

“However, I understand that, given recent circumstances, it may be advisable at this time for the club to plan ahead and that is why I have taken the decision to step down to allow the club to progress with its plans for a new manager as intended.” for this summer.”

Hodgson described the Palace team as “a pleasure to work with” and urged fans to “continue to give the team their full support for the rest of this season and beyond” as they look to avoid relegation.

They currently sit 16th in the table, five points above the drop zone and their opponents on Monday night, having won just two of their last 15 games in all competitions.

“I am confident that the season will end well and wish the team every success in the coming weeks, months and seasons,” were Hodgson’s final words. Assistants Paddy McCarthy and Ray Lewington will take charge against Everton at Goodison Park.

Roy Hodgson resigned earlier on Monday


Parish said: “Roy has a special place in Crystal Palace history and that will never be forgotten. After four years of leading the club season after season to retain Premier League status, he rejoined us almost a year ago to steady the ship and worked wonders. The fact 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 very much for his service and wish him all the best for the future; It’s fair to say Roy has the keys to Selhurst Park and will always be welcomed back.

“Personally, I would also like to thank Roy for his support, his professionalism and his friendship. He was the manager for half the time we spent in the Premier League. I really enjoyed working with him and learning from him.”

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