LONDON: Crystal Palace say manager Roy Hodgson is stable in hospital after he was “taken ill” during training on Thursday morning.

Palace cancelled a news conference after the 76-year-old became unwell.

It had been widely reported that Palace were about to sack Hodgson, with the club 15th in the Premier League and five points clear of the relegation zone.

Palace face Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Monday.

“Following news that Roy Hodgson was taken ill during today’s training session, we can confirm that he is now stable and is currently undergoing tests in hospital,” the club said on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Everybody at the club sends their best wishes to Roy for a speedy recovery.”

BBC Sport understands that Hodgson is set to lose his job, with former Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner a strong favourite to replace him.

Hodgson took charge of his 200th match as Palace manager earlier this week, with his side beaten 3-1 at Selhurst Park by Chelsea.

The club have won three league games since their victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in September and have lost 10 of their past 16 top-flight matches.

The former England boss is in his second stint in charge of Palace, having returned for the final 10 games of last season when he signed a short-term deal to take over from Patrick Vieira.

He led the club to 11th in the table before agreeing to continue to manage the side for the 2023-24 campaign.