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Manager - Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson

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 followed which he combined with being a PE teacher, and 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 Malmo 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 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.

Assistant Manager - Ray Lewington

Ray Lewington

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 before 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 to Ron Noades to Brentford in 2000, and also managed 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 - Steven Reid

Steven ReidThe former Republic of Ireland international was brought to Selhurst Park by Roy Hodgson after his appointment as Palace manager in September 2017.

Reid had previously worked on the Reading coaching staff for two years after joining them from Burnley, when he decided to end his playing days following one season in the north-west. 

On the international scene he gained 23 caps for Ireland and was part of their squad at the 2002 World Cup. 

Steven began his playing career at Millwall, playing 166 times for the Lions before a move to Premier League Blackburn Rovers in 2003. Reid made 100 appearances during his time at Ewood Park. 

He then moved to the West Midlands, enjoying four successful seasons at West Bromwich Albion where he played Hodgson during the Palace boss' time in charge at The Hawthorns. 

Performance Coach - Alessandro Schoenmaker

Alessandro Schoenmaker

Schoenmaker has followed the career path of Steve McClaren closely since the pair worked together successfully ay FC Twente, where they won the Eredivisie title in 2010.

The Brazilian, who had started his coaching career with Utrecht, would also work under the former England manager at Wolfsburg, Nottingham Forest, Twente again, Derby County and Newcastle United, which was his first taste of life at a Premier League club.

He would also join Inter Milan where he worked with De Boer for the first time, before the pair were reunited, alongside Orlando Trustful, in SE25 ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Goalkeeping Coach - Martyn Margetson

Martyn MargetsonHaving worked under Sam Allardyce at West Ham United and England, Margetson was another appointment in January 2017, combining his work with Palace with the Three Lions.

His playing career began with Manchester City where he played 60 times during 1992 and 1998, and was also loaned to Bristol Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Luton Town. He later joined Southend United from City, and then spent a couple of years at Huddersfield Town before pitching up at Cardiff City in 2002.

During his five years with the Bluebirds, he would win his only Welsh cap against Canada in 2004 before would retiring in 2007. He became goalkeeper coach at Cardiff, and was Gary Speed’s first backroom appointment following his appointment as Wales manager in 2011, the same year he joined Allardyce at West Ham.

He would return to Cardiff three years later, and after helping Wales reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016, he reunited with Allardyce at England and later Palace.

Other First-Team Staff

Club Doctor: Zaf Iqbal
Head Physio: Chris Morgan
Physiotherapist: Edward Richmond
Assistant Physiotherapist: John Stannard
Head of Sports Science & Strength & Conditioning: Scott Guyett
Sports Scientist/Assistant Performance Analyst: Michael Eglon
Rehabilitation Coach: Chris Petrie
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Andy Page
Masseurs: Ian Evans & Chris Swallow
Head Analyst: Ben Stevens
First-Team Performance Analyst: Robert Weaver
Head of Recruitment Analysis: Liam Sweeting
Kit Manager: Danny Young