Manager Roy Hodgson will leave Crystal Palace at the end of the season, the Premier League club has announced.
The 73-year-old joined Palace in September 2017 and has kept them in the Premier League for four seasons in a row. His assistant, Ray Lewington, is also leaving.
Hodgson’s final game in charge will be against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
“After more than 45 years of coaching I have decided that the time is right for me to step away from the rigours of top-flight Premier League football,” he said.
“It’s been a particularly rewarding period of my football life and career to have been able to spend these last four seasons with Palace.
“I feel now that at the end of another successful season, in which we have secured our Premier League status, the moment is right for me to step down from my responsibilities of being a full-time manager.”
Chairman Steve Parish paid tribute to the ex-England boss.
“It has been an absolute privilege and pleasure to work alongside Roy, who is both a magnificent human and an outstanding football manager,” said Parish.
“I know how much it has meant to Roy managing the club he supported as a child, adding to his distinguished and unparalleled career in football management.
“His record with us simply cannot be overstated, he is the only Palace manager to secure four years in the Premier League and he has helped give us stability in the most turbulent of times.
“We will be forever grateful for his immense contribution and I am delighted that we will have the opportunity to show our appreciation at Selhurst Park after the Arsenal match, alongside 6,500 supporters.”
Wednesday’s visit of Arsenal will see Hodgson take charge of his last fixture at Selhurst Park.