Roy Hodgson close to signing new contract at Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is in advanced talks to sign a new one-year extension with his club. Hodgson had previously left the club in 2021. He then came out of retirement for a brief stint at Watford last season.

The Englishman then returned to Selhurst Park for a second term in March replacing Patrick Viera until the end of the season. He now suggests that he is not retired and would love to work beyond the current season.

The 75-year-old is already the oldest manager in the history of English top-flight football.

Hodgson has managed to win 5 games out of 8, which has helped the Eagles stay clear of any danger of relegation. This has convinced the bosses at Selhurst Park to consider letting Hodgson continue in the role for another year.

Reports from The Sun have suggested that Palace chairman Steve Parish is also impressed by the development of forward Eberechi Eze under Hodgson. He also believes Hodgson can help secure a new deal for talisman Wilfried Zaha, who is out of contract in the summer.

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Patrick Viera was sacked by the club in March after a run of 12 games without a win. Since then Palace have managed to climb into 12th spot on the table under Hodgson.

Roy Hodgson has been in football management for over 45 years. He began his illustrious career in Sweden managing clubs like Halmstads BK and Malmö FF.

Hodgson has managed many other Premier League clubs including Blackburn Rovers, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion but his biggest challenges came at Liverpool. He also managed Inter Milan across two stints.

The seasoned veteran also has experience in international management at the highest level with Switzerland and his native England.

Roy Hodgson has years of experience and has managed at almost all levels of football. He admits he does not do a lot of the coaching on the training field anymore but he is still willing to stay in the game, at least for another season.