Crystal Palace: Oliver Glasner follows Roy Hodgson – brings Pogatetz with him

Bring Pogatetz with you

Crystal Palace: Oliver Glasner follows Roy Hodgson – brings Pogatetz with him


Following the resignation of club icon Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace have presented a successor. Former Wolfsburg and Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner has signed a contract until 2026, with the Londoners apparently having the option of a further year.

Glasner will reportedly assist another former Bundesliga face, Emanuel Pogatetz, in England. The 41-year-old, who was only hired as coach of Young Violets Austria Vienna at the beginning of January, brings with him the experience of 116 Premier League matches as a professional. For Glasner, however, this is the first step outside of German-speaking countries.

Palace boss Steve Parish is said to have long resisted replacing Hodgson, who returned from retirement in March 2023. The 76-year-old’s state of health apparently no longer allowed him to continue working, which is why Hodgson, also in the interest of the club, drew a line on Monday (in the news). The coach, who himself played there in the youth ranks, had previously managed the South Londoners in 162 matches between 2017 and 2021. The Eagles have won just three times in the English upper house since the start of November, the latest defeats against Brighton (1:4) and Chelsea (1:3). Positioned in mid-table at the start of the season, Crystal Palace is getting ever closer to relegation.


Before Glasner, the capital club would have already brought in talented manager Kieran McKenna, who has worked successfully at Ipswich Town for a good two years. The 37-year-old, who was assistant coach at Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, José Mourinho, Ralf Rangnick and Michael Carrick before joining the 1981 UEFA Cup winning side, did not want to move at the moment. In the second-tier championship, Ipswich Town, as a newly promoted second-place team, is fighting for direct entry into the Premier League.

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