Confirmed: Glasner will be coach at Crystal Palace

A few hours after Roy Hodgson resigned as Crystal Palace manager, Oliver Glasner named as his successor. Riedauer becomes the second Austrian coach in the English Premier League. The 49-year-old is supposed to save the London club from the threat of relegation. Glasner signed a contract until the end of the 2025/26 season.

“I’m looking forward to working with the talented squad, meeting the club’s fans and experiencing the atmosphere at Selhurst Park that I’ve heard so much about,” Glasner was quoted as saying in a club statement. “He is the right coach in this crucial situation. Success has come quickly everywhere he has been as a coach,” explained club boss Steve Parish. “We believe his ambition, exciting and attacking approach is a perfect fit to get the best out of our talented squad – this Premier League season and beyond.”

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Before Glasner From December 2018 to November 2022, the Styrian Ralph Hasenhüttl was the only ÖFB head coach in the most financially powerful league in the world at Southampton. Now follows Glasnerwho returns to the coaching bench after an eight-month break since leaving Frankfurt.

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Hours after his presentation he was still in the role of spectator at Goodison Park. There he watched his new team’s away game at Everton. Crystal Palace was formed by Paddy McCarthy and Ray Lewington from the previous coaching staff. Glasner should actually have made his debut against a competitor trying to stay in the league, but respect for predecessor Roy Hodgson delayed taking office.

Hodgson cleared the way

Last Thursday, when the 76-year-old’s transfer was long underway, Hodgson collapsed in training and was taken to hospital. The club legend – Crystal Palace was his first club as a player in 1963 – was allowed to announce his farewell himself.

“I understand that, given the recent circumstances, it may be advisable at this time for the club to plan ahead and that is why I have taken the decision to step down,” said Hodgson, who has been safely discharged from hospital. A little later, Glasner was announced as his successor.

On Saturday against Burnley

As was the case recently in Frankfurt, Michael Angerschmid and Ronald Brunmayr are assisting him. New to the coaching team is Emanuel Pogatetz: as a player at Middlesbrough and West Ham, he brings Premier League experience. On Saturday, Glasner will be the second Austrian coach after Ralph Hasenhüttl (2018 to 2022 at Southampton) in the coaching zone in the Premier League – in the home game at Selhurst Park on Saturday against penultimate Burnley (4 p.m.).

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1:1 in Oliver Glasner’s first appearance as Crystal Palace coach

LIVERPOOL. Before the Riedauer leads the first training session on Tuesday, he watched his new team against Everton.

1:1 in Oliver Glasner’s first appearance as Crystal Palace coach


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