Crystal Palace have officially confirmed that Roy Hodgson has been appointed as first-team manager, chairman Steve Parish has confirmed via Instagram.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BY80vOfAM-Q/

The former England manager joins on what is believed to be a two-year deal following the departure of Frank de Boer on Monday morning. The Dutchman was relieved of his duties at Selhurst Park after losing all four of his opening fixtures in the Premier League

Hodgson had been out of work since resigning from his post with the England national team at the end of June, following a hugely underwhelming Euro 2016 campaign. 

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Palace currently sit in 19th place on the Premier League table, and face a difficult run of fixtures. 

Hodgson will be looking to get off to a positive start at the helm of Palace, and will face his first game in charge of the Eagles against Southampton on Saturday afternoon. 

The 70-year-old came through the youth ranks at Palace during his playing days.

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