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EPL: Roy Hodgson Out Of Retirement For Palace Job

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Former England coach, Roy Hodgson has been called out of retirement to assume the vacant managerial role at Crystal Palace after the sack of premier league legend, Patrick Vieira. Hodgson, 75, returning for a second stint is tasked with steering away from relegation to safety after a run of 12 games without victory.

According to the gaffer, "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.

"Our sole objective now is to start winning matches, and to get the points necessary to ensure our Premier League status."

Paddy McCarthy, who took caretaker charge of the Eagles' 4-1 defeat at Arsenal on Sunday, will be Hodgson's assistant manager while Ray Lewington returns as first-team coach. Dean Kiely will continue as Palace goalkeeping coach.

Chairman Steve Parish added: "I would like to welcome Roy and Ray back to the club.

"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."