Roy Hodgson stable after being hospitalised from training ground

February 16 – Former England manager and current Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is in a stable condition in hospital after he became ill during training on Thursday.

Palace said the 76-year-old, whose position at the club is understood to be under serious threat, was undergoing tests.

The club cancelled their under-pressure manager’s pre-match press conference after announcing he had been “taken ill” less than an hour beforehand.

The news came amid reports Hodgson was set to be fired following a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea on Monday. Palace have won only four of their last 19 games in all competitions.

Hodgson is in his second stint in charge of the London club having been hired in March last year and quickly led Palace to safety.

That initial deal lasted only until the end of the season, when he was rewarded with a new one-year contract.

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