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Manager - Roy Hodgson

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Hodgson’s career has come full circle, with the Croydon native starting it as a member of the Palace youth side before being released in 1965 having not reached the first-team.

A modest non-league playing career combined with teaching PE followed, before his big break in the coaching world came in 1976 when his former manager at Maidstone United, Bob Houghton, recommended him to Swedish side Halmstad. Hodgson would prove to be a success, transforming the club’s fortunes by winning two championships in five years.

He would have short stints in England and Sweden before tasting further glory in the form of five more Swedish titles and two Swedish Cups with Malmö during the late 1980s. A stint as manager of Swiss side Neuchâtel Xamax followed before he was handed the country’s national team job in 1992, guiding them to the 1994 World Cup and Euro '96.

After two years with Inter Milan, he had his first crack at the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers in 1997 before spells at Grasshopper Zurich, FC Copenhagen, – where he won a Danish league title – Udinese, Viking and the national teams of the UAE and Finland came during the next decade.

He returned to English football at Fulham in December 2008, and he would steer them to their highest-ever finish of seventh place, earning a spot in the Europa League. Hodgson amazingly took the Cottagers all the way to the final, where they were defeated by Atletico Madrid in extra-time.

He gained further experience in the Premier League at Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion before being named England manager ahead of Euro 2012. They reached the quarter-finals of that competition before securing places at both the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016, and would win 33 of his 56 games in charge of his country.

Read more about Hodgson's lengthy career here.

Roy Hodgson News

First Team

Hodgson supports players speaking out on ‘issues of such importance’

18 Hours ago

Roy Hodgson has stated his support for footballers who “speak out on issues of such importance” in light of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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First Team

Dann explains key to Hodgson's sustained success

21 May 2020

Speaking with Premier League Productions from home this week, Scott Dann revealed what he sees as the key to Roy Hodgson's sustained success over a 44-year managerial career.

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First Team

Benteke surprised by what Hodgson said to him in first training session

9 May 2020

The current COVID-19-based lockdown on Premier League has meant Eagles have had to turn to nostalgic trips down memory lane for their red and blue fix.

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Club News

Roy Hodgson: A message to supporters

12 April 2020

First and foremost, my thoughts are constantly with those directly affected by this awful virus, their families, our fantastic National Health Service staff, and everyone else keeping the country...

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Assistant Manager - Ray Lewington

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The Lambeth-born man enjoyed a solid 15-year playing career which is most famous for his two spells at Fulham where he would play over 250 times, as well as featuring for Chelsea, Vancouver Whitecaps, Wimbledon and Sheffield United.

After moving into the managerial side of the game with Fulham in 1990, he first arrived at Palace as assistant manager to Alan Smith during the 1994/95 campaign. He suffered relegation that season before his first stint as caretaker, later helping Steve Coppell win promotion back to the Premier League two years later. After three more games at the helm in 1997/98 he would follow former Palace chairman Ron Noades to Brentford in 2000, and later manage Watford for three years.

In 2005 he returned to Fulham under another ex-Eagle in Chris Coleman as reserve team manager, and it was there that he would work with Roy Hodgson for the first time, who promoted him to be his assistant. The pair enjoyed great success together at Craven Cottage, helping Fulham to a seventh-place finish in the Premier League as well as a Europa League final in 2010.

Two years later when Hodgson was handed the England manager’s job, Lewington was the natural choice to be his right-hand man, a role he undertook in three major tournaments before once again being reunited with Hodgson in the duo’s old stomping ground in south London.

First Team Coach - Dave Reddington

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Reddington initially joined Crystal Palace in 2004 where he worked for four years in the club’s Academy, leading the Under 13–Under 16 teams and then having worked at Watford he returned to Selhurst Park in 2013.

Between 16/17-17/18, he was assistant manager of the club’s Under 23s side under Richard Shaw. 

Reddington took on the first-team coach role from the pre-season of 18/19 and in September 2018 his appointment became permanent following the departure of Steven Reid.

Goalkeeping Coach - Dean Kiely

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A former Republic of Ireland international shot-stopper, Kiely previously worked as Roy Hodgson’s goalkeeping coach during the Palace manager’s tenure at West Bromwich Albion in 2011/12, having hung up his gloves the previous year.

He won 11 international caps during his 21-year playing career and was a member of the Republic squad that went to the 2002 World Cup alongside fellow Eagles former backroom staff member Steven Reid. His club career consisted of 664 appearances for six different teams, including representing York City and Bury with distinction before making over 250 appearances for Charlton Athletic between 1999 and 2006.

Since leaving The Hawthorns in January 2015, he has held similar posts with Norwich City and Preston North End, but has now returned to south London to continue his coaching career in the Premier League. 

Other First-Team Staff

Sporting Director: Dougie Freedman

Club Doctor: Zaf Iqbal

Head Physio: Ed Richmond

First-Team Physiotherapists: Nick Taylor & Sam Townsley

Head of Sports Science & Strength & Conditioning: Scott Guyett 

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach: Jamie Goldsmith

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coaches: Frazer Findlay & Harry Bearman

Rehabilitation Coach: Michael Eglon

Masseurs: Ian Evans & Mark Vine

Head of Recruitment & Performance Analysis: Ben Stevens

First-Team Performance Analysts: Robert Weaver & Tom Johnson 

Player Liason Officer: Danny Young

Latest News

First Team

Build-up to Palace's return by reliving Bournemouth triumph

10 Hours ago

With the details for Crystal Palace's first Premier League match following the season's restart now confirmed, all attention turns towards the Eagles' upcoming fixtures - and you can begin your...

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Fixture News

Palace's first three fixtures confirmed for Premier League return - including broadcast details

14 Hours ago

The details of Crystal Palace's first three behind closed doors fixtures following the Premier League restart have been confirmed, and will be played on the below dates if all safety requirements are...

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First Team

Hodgson supports players speaking out on ‘issues of such importance’

18 Hours ago

Roy Hodgson has stated his support for footballers who “speak out on issues of such importance” in light of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Club News

Premier League confirms substitutes increase for 19/20 remainder

4 June 2020

The Premier League has released the below statement.

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