Sport WATCH: Roy, Ray back at Palace

19:43  13 september  2017
19:43  13 september  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

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The first exclusive interview with Roy Hodgson is now available to watch on Palace TV. He is looking forward to meeting the players at his first training session on Wednesday morning and reveals that Ray Lewington is returning to Palace as part of his backroom staff.

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Roy Hodgson was "glad to be back" at Crystal Palace after he and assistant Ray Lewington took charge of training for the first time.

Palace announced former England boss Hodgson as successor to Frank de Boer, who was sacked after just four Premier League games in charge, on Tuesday.

Croydon-born Hodgson began his playing career at Palace, and admitted it was nice to be back in football having been without a job since leaving the national team at the end of Euro 2016.

"It was good, I enjoyed it, it was excellent," Hodgson told Sky Sports News of his first training session in charge at Palace. "It's nice to be back."

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Warm welcome ' back ' to #cpfc to Roy Hodgson. Former Palace caretaker-boss Ray Lewington will again link with Hodgson as assistant manager, while a new first-team coach will be announced shortly.

Watch Live. Lotto. Crystal Palace have announced the appointment of Roy Hodgson as manager.on a two-year deal, replacing the sacked Frank de Boer. I can't put that right but I'm very pleased to be back at the highest level with a good football club."

Lewington once again joins Hodgson as assistant after being on the coaching team for England, having previously had a spell as Palace caretaker manager in 2000.

Despite Palace being rooted to the bottom of the table after De Boer's time in charge and without a goal this season, Lewington insists there was a positive atmosphere around the training ground on Wednesday.

"We were impressed with them today, there doesn't look a lack of confidence," he said. "They're bright, we enjoyed it."

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