EDDIE Howe has hailed the “resilience and enthusiasm” of Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson.

The 71-year-old former England boss recently became the oldest man to manage in a Premier League game.

Hodgson surpassed the late Sir Bobby Robson, who had set the previous record in 2004 while at Newcastle United.

Asked what he had made of Hodgson’s career, Cherries boss Howe said: “Incredible. He has had a lot of jobs, a lot of clubs and a lot of experiences in football and is still managing at the highest level.

“I’ve got so much respect for his durability, resilience and enthusiasm. He is very knowledgeable and his appetite is huge.

“He is someone I have known for a few years and he has always had time for me, so I have a lot of respect for him.

“He has done an unbelievable job in the game.”

Hodgson began his managerial career at Halmstad in 1976 and went on to take charge of clubs including Malmo, Inter Milan, Udinese and Liverpool.

In addition to England, he has also managed Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and Finland at international level.