Roy Hodgson steps down as Crystal Palace manager as Oliver Glasner named as replacement

Roy Hodgson has resigned as Crystal Palace manager days after falling ill at the club's training ground and has been replaced by Oliver Glasner.

The south London side are currently five points above the Premier League relegation zone.

In a statement, 76-year-old Hodgson said: "This club is very special and means so much to me and has played a big part in my footballing life.

"I have fully enjoyed my time here across six seasons, as it has given me the chance to work with top-class players and staff doing what I love every day.

"However, I understand, given recent circumstances, it may be prudent at this time for the club to plan ahead."

Hodgson fell ill during a training session last Thursday amid rumours he was about to be sacked, but chairman Steve Parish said he was now out of hospital and "doing well".

Fans have been voicing their frustration with banners calling for Hodgson's dismissal and venting about how the club is run.

A few hours after Hodgson's departure on Monday, Palace confirmed Oliver Glasner would be taking over.

The Austrian manager, who won the Europa League with German side Eintracht Frankfurt, has joined until the end of the 2025/26 season.

Glasner said he was "looking forward to working with the talented squad, meeting the club's supporters and experiencing the Selhurst Park atmosphere".

Parish paid tribute to Hodgson and said he had a "special place in Crystal Palace history".

"After four years in which he led the club to maintaining Premier League status season after season, he once again joined us nearly a year ago to steady the ship, and worked wonders," said Parish.

Hodgson - who also used to manage England and Liverpool - was the Premier League's oldest manager and was in his second stint as Palace boss.

He was brought back last March to replace his own successor, Patrick Vieira, and managed to turn things around and easily keep them in the Premier League.

They ended up 11th, but this season has been a different story with just six wins from 24 games.

Assistant manager Paddy McCarthy and first-team coach Ray Lewington were in charge for Monday night's 1-1 draw at Everton - with Glasner watching from the stands.