Breaking: Roy returns from retirement, takes up Palace job

Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson has come out of retirement to replace Patrick Vieira as Crystal Palace manager until the end of the season.

The Eagles announced on Tuesday morning that the 75-year-old would return for a second spell in charge of the Premier League club.

The former England boss has been charged with saving Palace from relegation, with Vieira having failed to win a league game in 2023.

Hodgson was previously in charge at Selhurst Park for four years between 2017 and 2021, keeping them safely in the top-flight each season.

He was replaced in the summer of 2021 by Vieira as Palace chiefs sought to bring in a more modern coach.

More to come…