Roy Hodgson has penned a new one-year deal which will keep him at Crystal Palace until the summer of 2020.

The former England boss, who took charge at Selhurst Park in September last year, guided the club to Premier League safety with an 11th place finish.

Now he will look to maintain their top-flight status while pushing for an improved campaign after bringing in Cheikhou Kouyaté, Jordan Ayew, Max Meyer, and Vicente Guaita.

Hodgson, 71, said: “I am delighted to have extended my contract with Crystal Palace. It is a club that has been close to my heart since I was a youngster growing up in the borough of Croydon, and having stood on the terraces in the 1950s, it is a wonderful thing to be managing my boyhood club all these years later.

“We can be proud of our achievements last season in turning things around despite a poor start, but this year we want to ensure we don’t endure the same struggles.

“I am thrilled that I have the support of the owners, who believe that I am the right man to help this club move forward and I will do everything I can to make that happen.”

This forthcoming 2018/19 Premier League campaign follows after stints with cross-town rivals Fulham, Liverpool, and Italian outfit Inter Milan.

Newcomers Fulham will entertain the Eagles at Craven Cottage on August 11 as Hodgson returns to the club he led to a Europa League runners-up finish in May 2010.