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Flashback: Crystal Palace appoint Roy Hodgson

Flashback: Crystal Palace appoint Roy Hodgson

On September 12th 2017, Crystal Palace announced that they had appointed Roy Hodgson at their new manager. 

Many Crystal Palace supporters were still finding it hard to get over Frank De Boer’s horror show at Selhurst Park, and it’s safe to say that hearing news of Roy Hodgson’s appointment certainly didn’t improve their mood.

Indeed, some supporters were less than pleased with the club’s decision to appoint Hodgson, as they took to Twitter to express their disappointment over the announcement.

Roy Hodgson was tasked with getting Crystal Palace’s season back on track after being appointed as Frank De Boer’s successor, with the London club fearing for the worst after four straight defeats, which later developed into seven.

It’s safe to say that the Englishman defied expectations as he managed to turn things around after a slow start to life at Selhurst Park, as he led Palace to safety and an 11th place finish. Only Liverpool, back in 1900, survived relegation come the end of the campaign after losing seven straight games, so that just goes to show how well Hodgson did.

He’s managed to strengthen in all the right areas, as well as developing the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who are now two of the best players in their respective positions in the Premier League.

Indeed, the 71-year-old has worked wonders up until this point and things are going swimmingly in the current campaign, with Palace currently sitting in 13th position. So, it’s safe to say that some fans got completely the wrong idea about his appointment and will no doubt share a different opinion of him now.

Crystal Palace fans, how would you rate Roy Hodgson’s time at Selhurst Park so far? Surely he’s surpassed expectations… 

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