Crystal Palace expected to ask coach with 357 career wins to take over, but he's unsure
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Crystal Palace expected to ask coach with 357 career wins to take over, but he's unsure

Why Chelsea FINALLY Turned A Corner.

Crystal Palace are now expected to ask Roy Hodgson to take over for the 2023/24 campaign as Steve Parish struggles to find a replacement.

That is according to the Guardian.

So, what is the latest on Crystal Palace‘s manager hunt? Let’s take a look…

What’s the story?

Well, there has been an alarming lack of news about our quest to replace Hodgson since the season ended.

The Guardian have now provided an update, in which it is said that we are expected to ask the 75-year-old to remain in charge for one more season, after talks with Brendan Rodgers and Steve Cooper proved unfruitful.

However, Hodgson himself has reservations about extending his contract by another 12 months, so the man with 357 wins to his name in football management will take some convincing.

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If the former England boss does agree to stay at Selhurst Park, that Guardian state that Ray Lewington and Paddy McCarthy are set to remain as part of his coaching staff.

It is also said that Graham Potter has been considered, although the main aspect of the story is that Parish is leaning towards keeping Hodgson rather than hiring a completely new face.

Keeping Hodgson would be utterly unambitious by Crystal Palace

In our view, signing Hodgson up for another season would send out such a poor message.

That is not intended to be disrespectful towards the Croydon-born tactician, as he is a top professional, someone who will simply enjoy being out on the training pitches working with players, and is highly unlikely to make demands over recruitment.

However, that is the problem.

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Hiring Hodgson means Parish can get away with another summer of little investment in the squad.

It also merely papers over the cracks, as we will find ourselves in the exact same position at the end of next season given the fact Hodgson is not exactly a long-term option to hold the reins.

Parish, John Textor, Josh Harris and David Blitzer have had since March – when they sacked Patrick Vieira – to get organised and decide on managerial plans, so it is very worrying to see such little progress be made.

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