Official | Crystal Palace appoint Oliver Glasner as new manager after Roy Hodgson steps down

Crystal Palace have announced the appointment of Oliver Glasner as their new manager, following the departure of Roy Hodgson.

The decision comes after Hodgson, aged 76, stepped down just hours before their match against Everton this evening.

Shortly after Hodgson’s departure, Crystal Palace confirmed the appointment of Glasner as the new manager on a contract until the end of the 2025/2026 season.

Chairman Steve Parish expressed confidence in Glasner’s abilities, highlighting his outstanding record and suitability to lead the club forward during this crucial period.

“He has an outstanding record, and we believe he is the right manager to take the club forward at this pivotal stage,” said Parish.

“Wherever Oliver has gone so far in his managerial journey, success has been quick to follow, and we believe his ambition, as well as his exciting and attacking approach is the perfect fit for getting the most from our talented young squad in the remainder of this Premier League season and beyond.”

Glasner’s managerial success is notably highlighted by his achievements at Eintracht Frankfurt, where he guided the team to victory in the Europa League in 2022, beating Rangers in the final decided by penalties.

Following this success, Frankfurt finished as runners-up in the German Cup the subsequent season.

However, Glasner and Frankfurt parted ways at the end of the 2022/23 season, a year earlier than his contract’s expiration following a disappointing second half of the campaign.

The Austrian has been out of work since the end of last season and it will be his first job in English football. 

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