Hodgson became the oldest coach in Premier League history

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Today, Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace, will turn into the oldest head coach who has ever worked with a Premier League club.

Hodgson has been training the Eagles since September of 2017 when he accepted the crisis team from Frank De Boer’s hands and quite confidently solved the task of surviving in the Premier League, finishing in 11th place, three points behind the Europa League spots.

In this campaign, Palace are also involved in the struggle for survival, however, at Selhurst Park, they hope that Hodgson’s tremendous experience will help them out again.

Today, during the Eagles’ FA Cup 5th round match against Doncaster, Hodgson will become the oldest coach in the Premier League era – 71 years and 192 days. Having previously beat Sir Alex Ferguson’s record, Roy is expected to conquer Sir Bobby Robson’s achievement.

With each successive match, Hodgson will only update his own record. Roy doesn’t even plan to retire yet – his contract with the London club lasts until 2020.

(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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