Roy Hodgson positive after first Crystal Palace training
Last Updated: 13/09/17 6:47pm
Roy Hodgson was "glad to be back" at Crystal Palace after he and assistant Ray Lewington took charge of training for the first time.
Palace announced former England boss Hodgson as successor to Frank de Boer, who was sacked after just four Premier League games in charge, on Tuesday.
Croydon-born Hodgson began his playing career at Palace, and admitted it was nice to be back in football having been without a job since leaving the national team at the end of Euro 2016.
"It was good, I enjoyed it, it was excellent," Hodgson told Sky Sports News of his first training session in charge at Palace. "It's nice to be back."
Lewington once again joins Hodgson as assistant after being on the coaching team for England, having previously had a spell as Palace caretaker manager in 2000.
Despite Palace being rooted to the bottom of the table after De Boer's time in charge and without a goal this season, Lewington insists there was a positive atmosphere around the training ground on Wednesday.
"We were impressed with them today, there doesn't look a lack of confidence," he said. "They're bright, we enjoyed it."
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