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Premier League manager rushed to hospital as club prepares to sack him

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15th February, 2024
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Crystal Palace have confirmed their 76-year-old say manager Roy Hodgson is stable in hospital after he was “taken ill” during training on Friday (AEDT).

Palace cancelled a pre-match press conference after Hodgson became sick.

It was reported Thursday that Palace are set to sack Hodgson, with the club 15th in the Premier League and five points clear of the relegation zone.

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Palace face Everton at Goodison Park on Tuesday.

“Following news that Roy Hodgson was taken ill during today’s training session, we can confirm that he is now stable and is currently undergoing tests in hospital,” the club said on X.

“Everybody at the club sends their best wishes to Roy for a speedy recovery.”

BBC Sport reported that former Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner is a strong favourite to replace Hodgson.

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Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea FC at Selhurst Park on February 12, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea FC at Selhurst Park on February 12, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The former England boss is in his second stint in charge of Palace, having returned for the final 10 games of last season when he signed a short-term deal to take over from Patrick Vieira.

He led the club to 11th in the table before agreeing to continue to manage the side for the 2023-24 season.

Supporters have shown banners in recent weeks calling for Hodgson to be sacked.

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