Crystal Palace confirm another major exit amid Glasner reshuffle

Ray Lewington leaves Crystal Palace after Oliver Glasner succeeds Roy Hodgson

Veteran coach exits, but Paddy McCarthy is staying on as part of the new Selhurst Park regime
As the first-team coach of Crystal Palace, Ray Lewington has resigned.

It is believed that although though existing assistant manager Paddy McCarthy was included in the new lineup, Selhurst Park’s new manager Oliver Glasner was not going to keep Lewington as a member of his backroom team.

McCarthy and Lewington split management of Palace’s 1-1 draw with Everton on Monday night.

Lewington’s exit coincides with the resignation of Roy Hodgson, his longtime friend and coworker, as Palace manager in a matter of days.

Lewington, 67, is not expected to seek future work, with his exit likely bringing to an end a 38-year career as a manager, assistant manager and first-team coach.
His first job in management was a four-year stint as Fulham boss, and after joining Palace as a coach in 1994 he became caretaker manager four years later.
Between 2017 and 2021, and again in March of last year, when Hodgson took the dugout as Palace’s head coach, the 67-year-old rejoined the team as his assistant.

Originally, Lewington had planned to use this campaign to watch his son, Dean, compete in his final MK Dons season before retiring.

Lewington stated, “I am really appreciative to all the staff and players I have worked with over several seasons. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club.”

“I have had a great time here and I wish the club all the success it deserves for the remainder of this season and beyond.”

“Ray holds a prominent place in the hearts of every Crystal Palace supporter, and I would like to thank him for his tremendous service,” Palace chairman Steve Parish continued.

We shall all miss Ray’s contagious positivity, tolerance, and passion, which he showed off every matchday from the sidelines, in addition to his excellent coaching!

“Ray knows he is always welcome back to Selhurst Park, so we would like to wish him the very best for the future.”

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