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Roy Hodgson to leave Crystal Palace & #39 and retire as manager at the end of the season

Roy Hodgson said it was the "right time" to retire after announcing that he would resign as Crystal Palace manager at the end of the season.

Senior coaching career in Sweden He will take charge of the last Selhurst Park match that started in 1976 and before facing Arsenal on Wednesday, 2012 and 2016. Liverpool, one of their former clubs, in the final game on Sunday.

Frank Lampard is 73 years old who has been in charge of the Palace since September 2017 and managed Blackburn, Fulham and West Bromwich in the Premier League before being appointed by England.

The announcement puts an end to any uncertainty about Hodgson's future and means that fans returning to Selhurst Park will have an opportunity to pay tribute to the former Premier League.

“After coaching for over 45 years, I decided it was right time to move away from the rigors of top Premier League football, so our last two games will be my last games as manager of Crystal Palace,” Hodgson said. “Football has been a particularly rewarding period of my life and career as I have been able to spend these last four seasons with Palace. Now, at the end of another successful season in which we have secured our Premier League status, I feel the moment is right for me to give up my responsibilities to become a full-time manager.

“I've had a lot of support from my husband and family throughout my career and I've been thinking about this decision for a while now, and I believe it's time to think about them and see what the future will bring for me.”

House president Steve Parish appears to have voiced potential candidates in recent weeks and was interested in returning to management after Lampard was sacked by Chelsea in January. Burnley's Sean Dyche also has fans in the Palace meeting room and may turn out to be the most like Hodgson candidate, but at £ 10m.

Despite his interest in Swansea's Steve Cooper and Barnsley's Valérien Ismaël, it seems highly unlikely that the Palace would risk an untested manager appointment in the Premier League - its sides opposed the first leg of the Championship playoffs on Monday.

Palace 14 Hodgson's victory in four seasons and his victory over Arsenal meant they could record their highest overall Premier League scores by beating Liverpool. Parish has been paying homage to Hodgson's influence on his childhood club since he replaced Frank De Boer with six of the team after losing his first four games.

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“His track record with us cannot be overstated - he is the only Palace manager to secure four years in the Premier League and has helped us stabilize in the most turbulent times,” Parish said. “We will be forever grateful for his tremendous contribution and I am very happy that after the Arsenal match we will have the opportunity to show our gratitude at Selhurst Park with the 6 500 fans.

“After the final Premier League game of the season, Roy will leave us with our many thanks and best wishes for his incredible contribution to our club. the future." Hodgson's assistant Ray Lewington will also leave at the end of the season.

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