Sheffield United relegation rivals Crystal Palace issue statement after Roy Hodgson future decision

Crystal Palace issue statement after Roy Hodgson makes decision on future at Sheffield United’s relegation rivals

The Premier League relegation opponents of Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, revealed this afternoon that their manager, Roy Hodgson, has resigned. Amidst heavy speculation about his future at his boyhood club, the former England manager collapsed during training last week and was admitted to the hospital.

The 76-year-old former England manager became unwell during practice on Thursday; United’s relegation opponents later disclosed that his status was “stable”. At the time, rumors circulated that Oliver Glasner, the former manager of Eintracht Frankfurt, was being considered by Palace as Hodgson’s replacement.

Hodgson stated: “This club has had a significant impact on my football career and is very special to me.” I have thoroughly loved my six seasons here since I get to work with elite athletes and staff every day and do what I love.

But given the current situation, I recognize that it might be wise for the team to make plans ahead of time. For that reason, I have decided to step down, allowing the team to move forward with their summertime plans to choose a new management.

“I want to express my gratitude to my coaching staff and backroom crew, who have supported me so much along the journey, as well as to Steve Parish and his American partners for their assistance. A special thank you goes out to coaches Paddy McCarthy and Dean Kiely, as well as the outstanding sports science, video analysis, and medical departments. Ray Lewington has been a longtime friend and helper of mine.

“The present group of players has been a pleasure to work with; they are a credit to the club and themselves. I extend my gratitude and respect to them. For the duration of this season and beyond, I have no doubt that our supporters will continue to provide the team with unwavering support. I’m sure the season will end well, and I hope the squad has the best results in the upcoming days, weeks, and months.

Hodgson played 200 appearances for Palace in six seasons, winning both this season’s home and away matches against the Blades. “Roy has a special place in Crystal Palace history and this will never be forgotten,” Chairman Steve Parish stated. He returned to us over a year ago to steady the ship, and he did a fantastic job after leading the team to Premier League status for four years.

His willingness to stick with us through the summer shows how dedicated he is to our team. To put it simply, Roy is the reason we are still in the Premier League. It’s safe to assume that Roy has the keys to Selhurst Park and will always be welcome back. I would like to thank Roy very much for his service and wish him the best in the future.

“I also want to thank Roy personally for his friendship, professionalism, and support. He has been our manager for half of the Premier League season, and I have really enjoyed working with and learning from him.

Confirmed by Palace, Hodgson is “now out of hospital and doing well.” The Palace team will be led by former colleagues Paddy McCarthy and Ray Lewington when they play Everton at Goodison Park in tonight’s crucial relegation match.

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