Oliver Glasner set to replace Roy Hodgson as Crystal Palace manager

As per Luke Bosher of The Athletic, Oliver Glasner is expected to replace Roy Hodgson as Crystal Palace manager following Hodgson’s departure from the club.

The 76-year-old stepped down as manager of the London side on Monday afternoon, having been taken ill during a training session last Thursday, at which point it was believed Palace were already set to depart with Hodgson and replace him with Glasner.

It has since been been confirmed that the former England head coach has been released from hospital and is doing well, but he has since stated that he is stepping down from his role. In a statement on the club’s official website, Hodgson said:

“I understand, given recent circumstances, it may be prudent at this time for the club to plan ahead, and therefore I have taken the decision to step aside so that the club can bring forward their plans for a new manager, as intended for this summer.”

This news comes just hours before Palace’s upcoming away match against Everton at 8PM GMT, where current assistant manager Paddy McCarthy is expected to take temporary charge, before Glasner begins his new role on Tuesday morning, as is anticipated.

According to Bosher, an announcment of the Austrian’s appointment is expected before the matchup at Goodison Park, and he is set to sign a roughly £4million-a-year contract with The Eagles until June 2026.

The 49-year-old has an impressive track record at his previous clubs, having spells at Austrian club LASK and Germany’s Wolfsburg before moving to Eintracht Frankfurt in 2021 – where he led the side to an historic Europa League victory in his first season, before departing earlier this summer.

As such, Glasner’s history of getting the most out of his squad should serve him well at Selhurst Park, as Palace look to turn around the poor form shown in their last 13 Premier League games, where they’ve lost eight and drawn three. These results put them 15th in the league table, just five points ahead of tonight’s opponents Everton in the relegation zone.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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