Glasner replaces Hodgson at Crystal Palace

February 20 – Struggling Crystal Palace have appointed former Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner as their new manager to replace the veteran Roy Hodgson.

Former England boss Hodgson, the oldest ever manager in the English Premier League at 76, stepped down on Monday just days after falling ill during a training session amid widespread reports he was about to be replaced.

He said he made the decision to step aside so Palace, currently 15th in the league, could “bring forward their plans to appoint a new manager at the end of the season”.

Glasner, 49, has signed a deal to become the Eagles’ boss until the end of the 2025/26 campaign. He managed Eintracht Frankfurt for two seasons, leading the Bundesliga club to the Europa League title in 2022 and the German Cup final the following year.

“I’m delighted to welcome Oliver to the club. He has an outstanding record, and we believe he is the right manager to take the club forward at this pivotal stage,” said Palace chairman Steve Parish (pictured left of Glasner).

“Wherever Oliver has gone so far in his managerial journey, success has been quick to follow, and we believe his ambition, as well as his exciting and attacking approach is the perfect fit for getting the most from our talented young squad in the remainder of this Premier League season and beyond.”

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