Roy Hodgson signs a new contract at Crystal Palace taking it to 2020

Roy Hodgson has signed a new contract extension at Crystal Palace until 2020

Roy Hodgson signs a new contract at Crystal Palace … leading the oldest boss in the Premier League to 73!

  • Roy Hodgson has signed a new contract at Crystal Palace taking it to 2020
  • President Steve Parish is delighted that Hodgson has accepted the new agreement
  • Former England manager changed club fortunes last season
  • After a busy Summer Palace faces Fulham in its opening of the Premier League

Kieran Gill for the Daily Mail

Roy Hodgson agreed to a one-year contract extension on Friday that will keep him at Crystal Palace until 2020, as he prepares to begin his 43rd year as manager.

Hodgson, born in Croydon, who turned 71 on Thursday, signed a two-year contract when he replaced Frank de Boer last September with the club rooted in the bottom of the Premier League.

The former England manager led the Eagles to eleventh place and leads his team to the recently promoted Fulham on Saturday.

Roy Hodgson has signed a new contract extension at Crystal Palace until 2020

Roy Hodgson has signed a new contract extension at Crystal Palace until 2020

"Having been on the terraces in the 1950s, it's wonderful to run my childhood club all these years later," said Hodgson, who is believed to receive a salary of around £ 3 million per season.

"We can be proud of our achievements last season by changing things despite a bad start, but this year we want to make sure we do not suffer the same difficulties, I am delighted to have the support of the owners, who believe that I am the man right to help Palace move on and I'll do everything I can to make that happen. "

Ray Lewington, 61, an assistant to Hodgson, has also signed new terms that will keep him in Selhurst Park for at least the next two years. Hodgson began his managerial career at Swedish club Halmstads BK in 1976 and had to rebuild his reputation after Iceland's shameful 2-1 loss to Iceland at Euro 2016.

President Steve Parish (center) is delighted that the 71-year-old man has accepted the deal

President Steve Parish (center) is delighted that the 71-year-old man has accepted the deal

President Steve Parish (center) is delighted that the 71-year-old man has accepted the deal

Parish feels that he is the best man for work by taking the club forward on and off the field

Parish feels that he is the best man for work by taking the club forward on and off the field

Parish feels that he is the best man for work by taking the club forward on and off the field

Palace President Steve Parish said: "I am delighted that Roy has agreed to extend his contract, I know the news will be a great help to everyone connected with the club, we are looking to take advantage of the hard work and results of the season. last and I think this is the most important part to achieve it.

THE FIVEEST ANCIENT HEADS OF PREMIER LEAGUE

1. Roy Hodgson (71 years old)

2. Neil Warnock (69 years old)

3. Manuel Pellegrini (64 years old)

Four. Chris Hughton (59 years old)

5. Maurizio Sarri (59 years old)

"It's great that Roy has a long relationship with the club and I think understanding the South London mentality is a benefit, but do not get confused, he's here because he's the best man for the job."

Hodgson added to his squad during the transfer window, signing Spanish goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, German midfielder Max Meyer and defensive midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham, as well as forward Swan Ayew on loan, for a total of £ 10 million.

Hodgson converted the fortune of the clubs last year and helped them finish in 11th place

Hodgson converted the fortune of the clubs last year and helped them finish in 11th place

Hodgson converted the fortune of the clubs last year and helped them finish in 11th place

After a lively transfer window, Palace faces Fulham in their first Premier League match on Saturday.

After a lively transfer window, Palace faces Fulham in their first Premier League match on Saturday.

After a lively transfer window, Palace faces Fulham in their first Premier League match on Saturday.

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