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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 on importance of today's result and discusses Mitchell

26 July 2020

Roy Hodgson was full of praise for the performance his side put in against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon, with the Eagles manager suggesting that if there were to be a victor today,...

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Hodgson confirms Milivojevic may return v Spurs and updates on Sakho and Tomkins

24 July 2020

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Roy Hodgson said captain Luka Milivojevic may be fit to face Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, after the Serbian missed Crystal Palace's game with...

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Hodgson discusses Ferguson and targeting younger players

24 July 2020

Roy Hodgson was positive when discussing Crystal Palace's recent signing, Nathan Ferguson, saying that the full-back's age is a fillip for the club.

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Watch Hodgson's Palace v Spurs press conference in full

24 July 2020

Roy Hodgson delivered his final pre-match press conference of the season this afternoon (Friday, 24th July), and you can find out what he had to say in full.

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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


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The new boys: What to expect from Leeds, West Brom and Fulham

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Last night’s play-off result confirmed the third and final team to secure Premier League football for 2020/21, as Fulham overcame Brentford 2-1 in extra time to ensure their return to top-flight...

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Hennessey and Ward reveal Crystal Palace's strongest player

4 August 2020

Taking the Monster Hydro Sport hot seat this week, Crystal Palace players Wayne Hennessey, Joel Ward and Jeffrey Schlupp provided some eye-opening answers about the first-team squad.

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Palace Women secure Champions League-experienced midfielder, Coral-Jade Haines

3 August 2020

Palace Women have secured the services Coral-Jade Haines, with the midfielder – who can also play as a striker – arriving from Women’s Super League (WSL) side, Tottenham Hotspur.

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