Why Roy Hodgson isn't attending Crystal Palace press conference amid sack claims

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The Crystal Palace manager was set to speak to the media this afternoon ahead of his clash with Everton.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson will not partake in his side's press conference ahead of their clash with Everton on Monday night.

As it stands, there is intense pressure surrounding the 76-year-old after a run of four losses, one draw and one victory across their last six games which has seen them drop to 15th in the Premier League. Injuries to key players have been detrimental and now there are reports that he could be replaced before the Everton clash.

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It's said that they are looking to replace Hodgson with Europa League winner Oliver Glasner, with the Austrian reported to be close to agreeing a deal to take over after advanced talks on Thursday.

Hodgson was due to attend a press conference at 1.30pm at the Palace training ground but, as confirmed by the official Crystal Palace X account, he won't be in attendance. 'Unfortunately, today’s press conference will no longer take place as scheduled as Roy Hodgson was taken ill during this morning’s training session.'

A wider run of four wins in 18 games has seen reports intensify of a managerial change; Glasner has been out of work since leaving Frankfurt at the end of last season and Palace had previously failed to attract Ipswich’s Kieran McKenna. Hodgson has had a glittering career having managed at 20 different clubs, including the England national team and the United Arab Emirates. He previously enjoyed four years at Palace from 2017-2021 but then returned to the South London club at the back end of last season to help them avoid relegation.

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