September 12, 2017 / 5:31 PM / 10 months ago

SHOWCASE-Soccer-Hodgson says close to becoming Crystal Palace manager

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Former England coach Roy Hodgson said on Tuesday he was “close” to becoming manager of Premier League club Crystal Palace.

Speaking to Sky Sports at the south London club’s training ground, the 70-year-old said he had yet to sign a contract but was pleased to be returning to football.

Palace sacked Dutchman Frank de Boer on Monday after their fourth straight league defeat of the season at the weekend. (Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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