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Glasner named Crystal Palace manager after Hodgson steps down

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Crystal Palace named Oliver Glasner as their new manager on Monday, shortly after Roy Hodgson stepped down following a poor run that left the club hovering above the relegation zone.

Glasner, who led Eintracht Frankfurt to Europa League glory in 2022, has signed a deal until the end of the 2025-26 season.

"I am very happy to join Crystal Palace FC as manager," the 49-year-old Austrian said.

"I am looking forward to working with the talented squad, meeting the club's supporters and experiencing the Selhurst Park atmosphere I have heard so much about."

Palace chairman Steve Parish said: "I'm delighted to welcome Oliver to the club. He has an outstanding record, and we believe he is the right manager to take the club forward at this pivotal stage.

"Wherever Oliver has gone so far in his managerial journey, success has been quick to follow, and we believe his ambition, as well as his exciting and attacking approach, is the perfect fit."

Former England boss Hodgson, 76, who had been under growing pressure due to Palace's poor form, was taken for medical tests after falling ill on Thursday but is now out of hospital.

Palace are 15th in the Premier League table after drawing Everton 1-1 on Monday but remain five points above the relegation zone.

"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," Hodgson said.

Hodgson's final match as Palace boss was a 3-1 home defeat against Chelsea on February 12, a loss that came just days after a 4-1 embarrassment at archrivals Brighton.

Former Liverpool and Inter Milan boss Hodgson had returned for his second spell with Palace last year after previously managing the south London club from 2017 to 2021.

"This club is very special and means so much to me and has played a big part in my footballing life," said Hodgson.

"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.

"I would like to thank Steve Parish and his American partners for their support. My thanks and respect also to the current squad of players who have been a pleasure to work with.

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

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