Roy Hodgson has signed a one-year contract extension keeping him at Crystal Palace until the end of the 2020/21 campaign.

Talks had been ongoing between the club and the 72-year-old who arrived in September 2017 for over a month to extend his stay.

Hodgson led the club to 11th and 12th placed finishes in the last two seasons and his new deal will see the former England boss take his manageriual career beyond it's 44th year. 

“I am delighted that the club and I have reached agreement to extend my contract," Hodgson told the club website.

"I am proud of what we have achieved since I was appointed two and a half years ago, and I look forward to us working together for the foreseeable future.

“Everyone knows how I feel about the club that I supported as a boy, I feel a special bond with the supporters and know that myself, the owners and the players are all working together to achieve the same goal.”

'Reinfored his commitment'

Chairman Steve Parish spoke of his pleasure in securing the service of Croydon-born Hodgson for another season.

“I’m delighted that Roy has agreed to extend his contract with the club, and has reinforced his commitment to help us extend this period of unprecedented stability in the top flight.

“As I’ve said on many occasions, it is extra special that Roy has a long connection with the club and local community. He has established excellent relationships with everyone at the club, and crucially, the players trust and respect him.”