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Crystal Palace must appoint 43-year-old who 'might just fancy' replacing Roy Hodgson - Our View

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According to talkSPORT, Eddie Howe is a name who has been mentioned as a potential successor to Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace.

TalkSPORT’s Alex Crook said: ‘Eddie Howe is a name that’s been mentioned to me, and he might just fancy the project if he’s given the chance to rebuild Crystal Palace.’

Now, in our view, the Eagles must appoint the 43-year-old as Hodgson’s replacement.

Why? Well, there are plenty of positives to the potential appointment.

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One of them is the fact that Liverpool were seriously considering him as a replacement for Brendan Rodgers.

According to The Athletic, Liverpool’s Sporting Director Michael Edwards – who gets very little wrong – had Howe on a shortlist alongside Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti.

To be considered by such a prestigious club, among some equally prestigious managers, must mean you’ve got some coaching ability – to say the least.

The BBC also described him as a prime candidate for the England job.

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You may be concerned about the fact that Howe just got relegated with Bournemouth – admittedly, we are too.

However, the ex-Burnley boss more than proved himself in the campaigns preceding the one which saw the Cherries suffer relegation.

In our view, Howe will have learned the error of his ways, and may be an even better coach in his next role.

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Additionally, with all due respect to Bournemouth, the Eagles have better players than Howe had last term.

Under a manager who enjoys playing attacking football, the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Eberechi Eze and Jean-Philippe Mateta could absolutely thrive.

There are some question marks over Howe, but having said that, there will be doubts over any man Steve Parish chooses to succeed Hodgson.

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