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Roy Hodgson set for shock return to football after Crystal Palace exit

Roy Hodgson set for shock return to football after Crystal Palace exit

Hodgson could make a shock comeback.

Roy Hodgson could make a shock return to football despite his hospital scare and departure from Crystal Palace.

Hodgson stepped down from his role of Crystal Palace manager earlier this week after he suffered a health scare.

The 76-year-old required medical treatment after feeling unwell during a training session last week and underwent tests in hospital for two days before he was discharged.

Hodgson was already under pressure after overseeing a poor run of results, and he explained that "recent circumstances" made it the right time to end his second spell in charge.

Oliver Glasner has replaced Hodgson in the Selhurst Park dugout, and on Saturday he oversaw a 3-0 win against Burnley in his first match.

Now, after Palace confirmed that Hodgson is "out of hospital and doing well", it appears that the former England manager is not quite done with elite-level football.

According to The Sun, Hodgson is keen to take up a football consultancy job, possibly abroad.

The Englishman is highly regarded in the coaching world and is expected to receive plenty of job offers.

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Hodgson spent much of his managerial career in Sweden, Italy and Switzerland, meaning he would have little trouble adapting to a role abroad.

He spent the first four years of his coaching career in charge of Swedish side Halmstad, and later enjoyed spells in charge of Malmo, the Switzerland national team and Inter Milan, among many others.

The last time Hodgson worked abroad was 2007, when he managed the Finland national team.

Palace impressed in the first match of the post-Hodgson era, with Chris Richards, Jordan Ayew and Jean-Philippe Mateta all on target against Burnley as Palace climbed to 13th in the table, eight points clear of the relegation zone.

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Topics: Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace, Premier League