Roy Hodgson replaces Patrick Vieira at Crystal Palace after the former Arsenal star was sacked for a poor run of games - Premier League
|Roy Hodgson will be in charge of Crystal Palace till the end of the season following the sacking of Patrick Vieira last weekend. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Crystal Palace have named Roy Hodgson as their head coach until the end of the season following the sacking of Patrick Vieira on Friday.
It’s interesting to note that the Frenchman was hired to replace Hodgson, who retired in 2021, only to replace the same man with the veteran.
Vieira was laid off after a run of twelve games without a win and with the club only three points off the drop zone.
"It is a privilege to be asked to return to the club, which has always meant so much to me, and to be given the important task of turning the team's fortunes around," Hodgson said in a statement. "Our sole objective now is to start winning matches, and to get the points necessary to ensure our Premier League status.
"Crystal Palace is known for its fighting spirit, and I have no doubt that all our supporters will fight with us, beginning with the visit of Leicester City a week Saturday."
"I would like to welcome Roy and Ray back to the club," Palace chairman Steve Parish said. "We are obviously in a very challenging period but we believe that Roy's and Ray's experience, knowledge of the club and players, alongside Paddy can help fulfil the immediate requirement of keeping us in the league."