Steven Reid has confirmed he will be leaving his position of Crystal Palace first-team coach and taking a break from football. The 37-year-old was an integral part in Palace’s renaissance under the leadership of Roy Hodgson, who he played under at West Brom, and will be a big loss to the Eagles.
The former Republic of Ireland international has cited personal reasons for his decision and took to social media to break the news.
He announced on Twitter: “Just want to say a massive thanks to everybody at [Crystal Palace Football Club] for an unbelievable time at the club.
“A special club with special fans. Unfortunately for personal reasons it’s time to take a break for a while. Been a privilege to work alongside the staff and a fantastic group of players.”
Palace chief Steve Parish also paid tribute to the impact he made during his short stay with the club.
“Brilliant to have you with us last season Steven, made a fantastic contribution, good luck for the future from everyone at Crystal Palace,” he added.