Having been confirmed as Crystal Palace’s managerial replacement for the stuttering Frank de Boer, it appears Roy Hodgson turned down offers from China following his departure from the England national team manager, according to the Mirror.
With defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016 leaving Hodgson in an impossible situation, the 70-year-old resigned and except for some advisory work with A-League side Melbourne City, Hodgson has been out of the game for over a year.
The former Three Lions boss has spoken about his desire to return to the training pitch, claiming he misses the day-to-day work with his players. Having previously had spells in charge of Fulham, Liverpool and West Brom in recent years, Hodgson is taking over a side that are yet to register a Premier League goal this season.
The Eagles host Southampton in their next Premier League fixture, before welcoming Huddersfield back to Selhurst Park in the Carabao Cup.
Consecutive weekends in Manchester then round off the month of September for Palace, a trip to Old Trafford coming just seven days after visiting the Etihad.