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Crystal Palace release statement as Roy Hodgson 'taken ill' during training session

Crystal Palace release statement as Roy Hodgson 'taken ill' during training session

A planned press conference has been cancelled.

Crystal Palace have cancelled a press conference after Roy Hodgson was 'taken ill' during a training session on Thursday.

Hodgson was due to speak to the media ahead of Palace's relegation six-pointer against Everton on Monday.

The 76-year-old was likely to face questions about his future, with reports claiming Palace are planning to sack him and replace him with former Eintracht Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner.

However, Palace issued an update shortly before the press conference was due to take place, announcing it had been cancelled.

"Unfortunately, today's press conference will no longer take place as scheduled as Roy Hodgson was taken ill during this morning's training session," read a club statement.

Earlier this season, Hodgson missed Palace's 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa in September through illness.

Assistant manager Paddy McCarthy and first-team coach Ray Lewington took charge of the side instead that day.

It is unclear if Hodgson will be in the dugout when Palace face Everton at Goodison Park next week.

Hodgson came out of retirement in March to take charge of Palace for a second time following the sacking of Patrick Vieira.

He guided them to an 11th place finish in the Premier League last season and was later appointed as manager on permanent basis for the 2023/24 campaign.

Palace have struggled this season and are currently 15th in the table, five points above the relegation places – having picked up just six wins in the league all campaign.

Hodgson took charge of his 200th match as Palace manager earlier this week but his side were beaten 3-1 by Chelsea at Selhurst Park, with former Eagles midfielder Conor Gallager scoring a brace for the visitors.

Reports on Thursday claimed Hodgson was on the brink of being sacked by the south London club, with Glasner the strong favourite to replace him.

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Topics: Football, Premier League, Crystal Palace, Roy Hodgson