Roy Hodgson, EPL’s Oldest Manager Resigns at 76

Roy Hodgson, EPL’s Oldest Manager at 76, Resigns from Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodges, the oldest manager in English professional football Premier League (EPL) history, laid down his baton, unable to overcome the weight of time.

Crystal Palace announced Coach Hodgson’s resignation through its website on the 20th (Korean time).

Coach Hodgson said through the club, “Crystal Palace is a very special club to me.

It is a big part of my football life,” and said he understood the team’s situation in searching for the next coach on his behalf. 바카라사이트

It is understood that health problems due to his advanced age, such as the cancellation of the press conference after collapsing at the club’s training ground on the 16th, also influenced the decision to resign.

Coach Hodgson, born on August 9, 1947, was 76 years old and attracted attention as the oldest coach in EPL history.

The gap with the late coach Bobby Robson, who ranked second in this category, is already wide.

Robson was 71 years and 192 days old when he took charge of his final game for Newcastle in August 2004.

Manager Alex Ferguson, who trained Manchester United into the strongest team, laid down his baton in May 2013 at the age of 71 years and 139 days, and is in third place.

Coach Hodgson has coached not only the England, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and Finland national teams, but also prestigious European teams such as Inter Milan, Udinese (Italy), and Liverpool (England), and took charge of Crystal Palace in March of last year.

Crystal Palace, who finished the 2022-2023 season in 11th place and out of the relegation zone by winning 18 points in 10 league games under coach Hodgson, decided to continue with coach Hodgson this season, but did not improve their performance as expected.

Crystal Palace, with 6 wins, 7 draws, and 12 losses, fell to 15th place (25 points) this season.

The point difference with 18th place Luton Town (5 wins, 5 draws, 14 losses, 20 points), which is in the relegation zone, is only 5.

Oliver Glasner takes over as manager of Crystal Palace as Hodgson’s successor.

Coach Glasner led Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) to win the UEFA Europa League in the 2021-2022 season.

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