Hodgson replaces de Boer
London – Roy Hodgson returned to soccer management for the first time since leaving his job as England coach last year, taking over at Premier League struggler Crystal Palace on Tuesday as a replacement for the fired Frank de Boer.
The 70-year-old Hodgson signed a two-year contract with his boyhood club.
Palace lost its first four league games of the season without scoring, with its players failing to adapt to a more expansive style of play under De Boer following his arrival in the offseason. The Dutchman was fired on Monday after just 77 days at the club. – AP