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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

Club News

Roy Hodgson and Geoff Thomas recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

11 June 2021

Roy Hodgson has been awarded a CBE in the Queens’ Birthday Honours List, while former Palace captain Geoff Thomas is given an MBE.

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First Team

Hodgson: Anfield a fitting setting for final Palace game

23 May 2021

Roy Hodgson says Anfield was a fitting location for his final match as Crystal Palace manager, as he oversaw the final game of his four-year tenure in charge of the club.

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First Team

Hodgson: The last week has been a whirlwind

23 May 2021

Roy Hodgson says preparations for his final match as Palace manager have not been easy, as he takes his side to Anfield on the final day of the season.

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First Team

Mitchell and Riedewald pay tribute to Hodgson

23 May 2021

Ahead of the final match of the season against Liverpool, Palace defensive duo Tyrick Mitchell and Jaïro Riedewald sat down with the club to reflect on their time with manager Roy Hodgson.

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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

Latest News

First Team

Van Aanholt's Netherlands win again as Palace's Euro 2020 internationals advance

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Patrick van Aanholt started in another Netherlands victory as Palace's summer interntationals began to book their places in the last 16 of Euro 2020 - you can keep up to date with how they get on...

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Fixture News

Palace to face Walsall in pre-season friendly

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Crystal Palace will take on Walsall in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, 17th July.

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Ticket News

Final chance to save your Season Ticket seat

17 June 2021

We’re excited to kick-off next season’s Premier League campaign with crowds in attendance – make sure you’re back where you belong by renewing your 21/22 Season Ticket and saving your seat now!

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Club News

Geoff Thomas on Tour de France challenge for Cure Leukaemia

16 June 2021

Former Palace captain Geoff Thomas sets off this weekend on another epic cycle in aid of Cure Leukaemia, as he aims to raise more than £1 million for the charity.

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