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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


Hodgson: ‘Rak-Sakyi has a big future’

12 April 2021

Crystal Palace first-team manager Roy Hodgson has commended the work and attitude of Academy midfielder, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, with the youngster named on the bench for Palace’s Premier League game with...

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Hodgson explains Benteke upturn but lambasts Palace's first-half v Chelsea

10 April 2021

Roy Hodgson expressed his frustration with Crystal Palace's first-half performance against Chelsea on Saturday, saying their efforts in the opening 45 minutes "virtually made sure Chelsea would go...

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'We have to go for it': Hodgson and Benteke share views on Chelsea

10 April 2021

Roy Hodgson and Christian Benteke addressed the media ahead of Crystal Palace's clash with Chelsea, offering their opinions on the challenge ahead and Palace's recent form.

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Hodgson on run-in and threat of opponents Chelsea

9 April 2021

Roy Hodgson says his players will not be lacking in motivation during the run-in despite their position above the relegation zone, as he warned of the quality of the Chelsea side preparing to take on...

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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. 

In January 2021, Kiely became goalkeeper coach for the Republic of Ireland national team alongside his duties with Palace.

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

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Tyrick Mitchell signs extension to summer 2025

13 April 2021

Tyrick Mitchell has signed a new deal with Crystal Palace that extends his time at the club until summer 2025.

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