Roy Hodgson has been reappointed as Crystal Palace manager until the end of the season.
Palace are yet to win a match in 2023 and are 12th in the Premier League, but sit just three points above the relegation zone.
“It is a privilege to be asked to return to the club, which has always meant so much to me, and to be given the important task of turning the team’s fortunes around,” said Hodgson.
“Our sole objective now is to start winning matches and to get the points necessary to ensure our Premier League status.
“Crystal Palace is known for its fighting spirit, and I have no doubt that all our supporters will fight with us, beginning with the visit of Leicester City a week Saturday.”
Hodgson has not managed a club since his contract ran out at Watford as they were relegated from the Premier League last season.
Following the return of the international break, there will be 10 games left in the season for Palace and they play each of the eight teams below them.
Paddy McCarthy will take the role as assistant manager, while Ray Lewington returns as first-team coach and Dean Kiely will remain in his position as goalkeeping coach.
“I would like to welcome Roy and Ray back to the club,” said chairman Steve Parish.
“We are obviously in a very challenging period but we believe that Roy’s and Ray’s experience, knowledge of the club and players, alongside Paddy, can help fulfil the immediate requirement of keeping us in the league.”
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