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Oliver Glasner named as new Crystal Palace manager

Crystal Palace have confirmed Oliver Glasner has replaced Roy Hodgson as manager.

Hodgson, 76, was relieved of his duties on Monday afternoon.

The 49-year-old has been staying at a hotel in Greenwich and went to watch Tottenham Hotspur – Palace’s opponent in two weeks – in preparation for taking over at Selhurst Park.

Austrian coach Glasner was the strong candidate pushed forward by majority shareholder John Textor, who tried to appoint the former Wolfsburg boss at Lyon.

Chairman Steve Parish: “I’m delighted to welcome Oliver to the club. He has an outstanding record, and we believe he is the right manager to take the club forward at this pivotal stage.

“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, who won the Europa League with Eintracht Frankfurt, has been out of work since leaving the Bundesliga side at the end of last season.

He has penned a two-and-a-half-year deal at Selhurst Park and will take charge of his first game on Saturday at home to Burnley.

Glasner said: “I am very happy to join Crystal Palace FC as manager. I am looking forward to working with the talented squad, meeting the club’s supporters and experiencing the Selhurst Park atmosphere I have heard so much about. It has been a pleasure to meet with Steve and Dougie, and I am looking forward to working with them to achieve our goals.”

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