53-year-old was set to become Palace manager & bring £20m player with him before Hodgson's run of wins
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53-year-old was set to become Palace manager & bring £20m player with him before Hodgson's run of wins

Why Chelsea FINALLY Turned A Corner.

Adi Hutter was all set to become Crystal Palace manager and bring Djibril Sow with him before Roy Hodgson oversaw a stunning run of form.

That is according to Frankfurter Rundschau.

So, what are the details regarding Adi Hutter and Djibril Sow for Crystal Palace fans to digest? Let’s take a look…

What’s the story?

Well, the German news outlet believe Steve Parish agreed a deal to hire the 53-year-old as the main man at Selhurst Park.

Hutter was set to arrive in south London once the 2022/23 campaign has ended, and was planning to bring the Eintracht Frankfurt No.8 with him to SE25.

The Austrian worked with Sow at the German side, as the 26-year-old made 107 appearances under his guidance, scoring two goals and providing 12 assists.

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However, Hodgson then oversaw a run of five wins and three draws from his ten games in charge after replacing Patrick Vieira in March, which convinced Parish to keep him.

Hutter is now set to be hired by AS Monaco.

Forget Hutter – a deal for Crystal Palace to sign Sow could still be in place

While Hutter has now found a new club and Hodgson’s contract extension has been made official, all eyes on are Sow – who The Sun believe is available for £20m this summer.

Surely, if a deal for the Switzerland international was all agreed, that could still be explored by Dougie Freedman even without Hutter coming to south London.

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Of course, Sow may have only been keen on the move if his old boss was definitely coming to Crystal Palace, although a transfer to a new country has to appeal to a player beyond the manager, so a deal could potentially be revived if a provisional agreement was in place.

Be sure to keep an eye on Sow this summer, as the story from Frankfurter Rundschau is a very interesting one – to say the least.

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