Following two stints with the Premier League team, Roy Hodgson had to bid Crystal Palace farewell due to health issues.

Roy Hodgson will be permanently replaced at Crystal Palace by 49-year-old Oliver Glasner, a former coach at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Following Hodgson’s resignation, the Premier League team began looking for a new manager, according to a statement from the organization.


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Take note that on Thursday, after becoming ill, 76-year-old Hodgson was transported from the training site to the hospital.

Hodgson’s poor health developed after Crystal Palace had played 24 Premier League games with 12 losses, 6 victories, and 6 draws. With 24 points from 24 games, this performance has dropped them to 16th place, five points out of the relegation zone.

Roy Hodgson, the seasoned coach, stated in a statement released today, February 19, “This club is very special and means so much to me.”

“I have fully enjoyed my time here across six seasons, as it has given me the chance to work with top-class players and staff doing what I love every day.

“However, I understand, given recent circumstances, it may be prudent at this time for the club to plan, and therefore I have decided to step aside so that the club can bring forward their plans for a new manager, as intended for this summer.

“I am confident that the season will finish well, and I wish the team every success in the weeks, months, and seasons to come.”

The club’s chairman Steve Parish added: “Roy has a special place in Crystal Palace history and this will never be forgotten.

“After four years in which he led the club to maintaining Premier League status season after season, he once again joined us nearly a year ago to steady the ship, and worked wonders. Quite simply, we owe our continued Premier League status to Roy.

“I would like to thank Roy enormously for his service and wish him the very best for the future; it’s fair to say Roy has the keys to Selhurst Park and will always be welcomed back.”

When Crystal Palace plays Everton in the Premier League later tonight, on February 19, at 9 p.m., Oliver Glasner will be in control of the team.