Crystal Palace: Roy Hodgson signs one-year contract extension

Roy Hodgson applauds the Crystal Palace crowd
Former England boss Roy Hodgson joined Crystal Palace in 2017

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at Selhurst Park until 2020.

Hodgson, 71, took charge of the Eagles in September 2017 and led them to 11th in the Premier League last term.

This season will mark Croydon-born Hodgson's 43rd year in football management.

"Having stood on the terraces in the 1950s, it is a wonderful thing to be managing my boyhood club all these years later," said the ex-England boss.

"We can be proud of our achievements last season in turning things around despite a poor start, but this year we want to ensure we don't endure the same struggles.

"I am thrilled that I have the support of the owners, who believe that I am the right man to help this club move forward and I will do everything I can to make that happen."

Palace start the new Premier League season away to Fulham on Saturday, kick-off 15:00 BST.

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