Dublin's Paddy McCarthy will remain as Roy Hodgson's assistant manager at Crystal Palace

Dublin's Paddy McCarthy will remain as Roy Hodgson's assistant manager at Crystal Palace

DUBLINER PADDY McCarthy will remain at Crystal Palace as an assistant coach alongside reappointed boss Roy Hodgson. 

Hodgson, the former England boss, has been named as Crystal Palace's manager until the end of the season. This will be his second spell at the club after managing the Eagles from 2017 to 2021. 

The 75-year-old replaces Patrick Vieira who was sacked last Friday. 

McCarthy, who used to play for Palace and had been a coach alongside Vieira for a few years was on the touchline for the 4-1 defeat to Arsenal last weekend.  

Dean Kiely will also remain in his position as the goalkeeping coach. Kiely also works with Stephen Kenny's Ireland team 

Ray Lewington also returns as first-team coach. 

Palace are currently in 12th place in the Premier League and is three points above the relegation zone after a 12-match winless run. 


Hodgson expressed his excitement about the appointment, stating that his main objective is to start winning matches and ensure the team's Premier League status. 

Roy Hodgson commented: “It is a privilege to be asked to return to the club, which has always meant so much to me, and to be given the important task of turning the team’s fortunes around. Our sole objective now is to start winning matches, and to get the points necessary to ensure our Premier League status. 

“Crystal Palace is known for its fighting spirit, and I have no doubt that all our supporters will fight with us, beginning with the visit of Leicester City a week Saturday.” 

Chairman Steve Parish added “I would like to welcome Roy and Ray back to the club. We are obviously in a very challenging period, but we believe that Roy’s and Ray’s experience, knowledge of the club and players, alongside Paddy can help fulfil the immediate requirement of keeping us in the league.”