Dave Reddington has been appointed Crystal Palace FC’s new first team coach.
Reddington initially joined the club in 2004 where he worked for four years in the club’s academy, leading the Under 13s – Under 16 teams and then having worked at Watford he returned to Selhurst Park in 2013 and in the last two seasons has been assistant manager of the club’s Under 23s side under Richard Shaw.
Chairman Steve Parish said: “Dave has been with us since first joining the club’s academy fourteen years ago. This opportunity to work under Roy and Ray as first team coach is richly deserved and another great example of the development and pathways that exists for staff coaches and players at the club. We all wish him all the very best in his new role.”
Manager Roy Hodgson said “Dave is a young and ambitious coach, close in age to the players and fresh from receiving his coaching badges and pro-licences and maintains a nice balance to our coaching group which I was anxious to maintain after Steven Reid’s departure.”
Reddington said: ”I am obviously delighted, I started coaching about 15 years ago and you get to a level where you reach a plateau and hopefully opportunities arise so I am really pleased that the club have given me the chance to make the step forward and move up from the under 23s to the first team.”