Roy Hodgson 'humbled and grateful' for incredible Fulham and Crystal Palace tribute
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson admitted to feeling 'humbled' by the tributes paid by both sets of fans following his side's 2-2 draw with Fulham.
Aleksandar Mitrovic's first-half stoppage time spot kick cancelled out Odsonne Edouard's opener and the Serbian handed the hosts the lead after the break, but Joel Ward's late equaliser denied Fulham a final home victory of the campaign. And it seemed warm sentiments toward Hodgson, who managed Fulham from 2007-2010, were as evenly shared as the final result at Craven Cottage. "That was incredible," said Hodgson. "I'm humbled by that, really. I can't express how grateful I am. Both sets of fans treating me so well today and both cheering my name, because I had a wonderful time at both clubs. "It was a wonderful time here at Fulham and it's been a wonderful time at Palace, two spells now. "So it's really nice to see two sets of fans recognising that and giving you the sort of accolade that you could only dream or hope to get, so it's going to be a big day in my memory I think, whatever happens, to have come here today, to have gone away with a well-earned point and to have both sets of fans cheering my name as I came off the field. "That's something not many managers get and I consider myself honoured and flattered that it's happening to me." Hodgson has just next Saturday's home clash with Nottingham Forest remaining on his current contract, and once again shut down a query about his next steps amidst swirling speculation he could be kept on. The 75-year-old simply stated: "There's no update on my future, other than that it will be a very good future."
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