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Crystal Palace boss Glasner eager to speak with Hodgson

Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner is eager to speak with predecessor Roy Hodgsoon.

Glasner replaced Hodgson at Palace on Monday.

“I had a 19-year career and for 18 years I played for the same club, [SV] Ried", Glasner said.

“Sometimes you cannot plan what happens. I had a head injury, I crashed with a guy in a [Austrian] Bundesliga game, and then had emergency surgery in Copenhagen in an international game. I collapsed there. Everything was fine but I had concussion.

“I was told by the doctor it's 50–50 to survive or not. When somebody tells that to you, afterwards, of course, you think. This is why I spoke about Roy — it really comes from the bottom of the heart. Sometimes we forget that health is our biggest value.

“I had this [experience] and survived, so I always said to myself, never forget this."

Glasner , was originally supposed to replace Hodgson in the summer.

He said: “We thought we had this time because the owner's plan for the club was to end the season with Roy. He is a fantastic manager who I got to know when he was England national team coach and I was in my first year as a coach in Ried.

“He came to Vienna to talk to us and is a great personality and a fantastic manager who I have a lot of respect for. I hope that I can talk to him, because I can also learn a lot from his experience."

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