Crystal Palace have received approaches from a host of former managers keen to replace Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park with two current Premier League bosses eyeing the job, as reported by TEAMtalk.
After four years under the former England boss, Palace are approaching a fork in the road.
While Hodgson almost guarantees Premier League survival, there is a nagging feeling that the oldest manager in the competition’s history has taken the Eagles as far as he possibly can.
But Crystal Palace know better than most that a change in the dugout brings risks. We assume that owner Steve Parish still wakes up in cold sweats, haunted by the memory of that disastrous Frank de Boer era.
Then again, with Hodgson suggesting that he himself could walk away when his contract expires in the summer, Palace may have no choice but to prepare themselves for a fresh start.
Although it is not as if they are short of offers.
TEAMtalk claims that the Londoners have been inundated with offers from coaches keen to take over from Hodgson, with two current Premier League bosses eyeing the Selhurst Park job.
It is no secret that Sean Dyche has admirers in the Palace boardroom. Yet, according to the Mail, a substantial compensation fee would have to be paid to free the long-serving gaffer from his Burnley contract.
If we assume that Dyche is one of the two top-flight coaches in contention for the Crystal Palace role – and this is purely speculation on our part – it is not easy to figure out the other.
Could Scott Parker be lured away from Fulham? How about Chris Wilder; his reputation still strong despite a disastrous season at Sheffield United?
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