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Roy Hodgson reappointed as Crystal Palace boss



Roy Hodgson has returned to Crystal Palace as the new manager following the sack of Patrick Vieira.

The 75-year-old is to start his second stint with the Premier League club, having previously managed the club from September 2017 until May 2021.

Vieira, who replaced Hodgson at Selhurst Park, was sacked by Palace on Friday after a 12-match winless run in all competitions.

Hodgson managed Watford from January to May 2022, leaving after they were relegated to the Championship.

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“It is a privilege to be asked to return to the club, which has always meant so much to me,” said Hodgson.

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

Ripples Nigeria recalls that Hodgson had said he did not expect to take another managerial job in the Premier League after his departure from Watford.

Palace are currently 12th in the Premier League but only three points above the relegation zone following their defeat at Emirates Stadium.

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