Roy Hodgson is now the Premier League’s oldest ever manager

Roy Hodgson has become the oldest Premier League managerial appointment after being named Crystal Palace boss.

The 70-year-old former England manager replaces Frank de Boer, who was sacked after just 77 days and four games in charge.

Here, we take a look at the five previous oldest Premier League ’new boys’.

GUUS HIDDINK - 69

The former Netherlands boss was named interim Chelsea manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho and guided them on a 12-game unbeaten run, finishing 10th. Hiddink had also managed the Blues for the final three months of the 2008-09 campaign. He was recently linked with a return to the South Korea job.

DICK ADVOCAAT - 67

Took over at Sunderland in March 2015, a day after the sacking of Gus Poyet with the Black Cats one point above the relegation zone. Advocaat left after keeping them up but had a change of heart and signed a one-year contract only to resign in October. Now in his third spell in charge of the Dutch national team.

SIR BOBBY ROBSON - 66

The ex-England boss arrived at Newcastle via spells at PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona in September 1999. He stayed five years, guiding the Toon into the Champions League twice and to the UEFA Cup semi-finals. Died in 2009 aged 76 after a long battle with cancer.

HARRY REDKNAPP - 65

QPR turned to Redknapp in November 2012 after sacking Mark Hughes with the side bottom of the Premier League table and without a win in their opening 12 games. He could not keep Rangers up but got them promoted the following season. Now 70, Redknapp is manager at Championship Birmingham.

NEIL WARNOCK - 65

Came in for a second spell at Palace after Tony Pulis left before the 2014-15 season. But following a poor start to the campaign with the Eagles in the relegation zone, Warnock was sacked in December. Currently pushing for promotion back to the Premier League with Cardiff.


Related Articles

Jamie Carragher responded to Ronald Koeman’s sacking with one of 2014’s great football jokes

Quiz: Can you remember where these Premier League stars played on loan?

Police investigate as Everton fan holding child with dummy gets involved in touchline scrap

Phil Jagielka: Everton will keep working hard to get out of 'tough period'

More in this Section

Cristiano Ronaldo named FIFA Men's Player of the Year

This hide and seek skit by NFL players celebrating a touchdown is pure American theatre

Latest: Simon Zebo to join former Munster teammates at Racing 92

Jamie Carragher responded to Ronald Koeman’s sacking with one of 2014’s great football jokes


Today's Stories

Cork to address Frank Murphy's future

European Tour shot clock set to speed up dawdling golfers

Joey Boylan's faith pays off as DCU Saints stun Thunder

Sergio Garcia dedicates victory to family

Lifestyle

A helicopter put a piano on the 150-foot roof of Blarney Castle and other stories from the Cork Jazz Festival archives

Jazz Memories: Famous faces share their favourite moments

Live music review: The Horrors - Icy genius in a thrillingly intimate setting

Choosing a sheltered spot for Maples is vital

More From The Irish Examiner