‘It’s an honour I’d want to dedicate to my dad and mom’: Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson to be awarded Freedom of the Borough of Croydon
- Roy Hodgson is to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Croydon
- Croydon council chief Tony Newman introduced the information on Wednesday
- The 70-year-old is being recognised for his contribution to the realm and soccer
- The Crystal Palace boss helped steer the membership away from relegation this season
Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson shall be awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Croydon in recognition of his contribution to the realm and soccer, each house and overseas.
The previous England boss and self-proclaimed Palace fan was introduced into Selhurst Park following their dismal record-breaking run and not using a win firstly of the season.
The 70-year-old has since been in a position to steer the membership to security and end 11th within the desk, profitable over the followers within the course of for his work as supervisor.
Croydon council chief Tony Newman introduced the information on Wednesday, a lot to the delight of the ‘born-and-bred’ Hodgson.
Hodgson advised the club’s official website: ‘It’s a nice honour to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough and I want to thank Councillor Newman and his colleagues for awarding it to me.
‘I may by no means have dreamt that my journey in life would take me from strolling to Selhurst Park with my father and sitting on the crossbar on the Holmesdale Street Finish, to managing the membership I’ve all the time supported and to being recognised by Croydon Council for my profession in soccer.
‘It is vitally a lot an honour I’d want to dedicate to my dad and mom’.
Councillor Newman added: ‘I am delighted to be recommending Roy for Freedom of the Borough as he represents all that’s nice about Croydon.
‘Born and raised right here, he is had a outstanding worldwide profession in soccer, and to cap all of it he is now the supervisor and saviour of Crystal Palace.
‘He’ll go down in historical past for his outstanding feat in holding the workforce within the Premier League this 12 months, however I am certain he plans to high this for Palace subsequent season.’