Crystal Palace to Hold Talks With Roy Hodgson Over Future

Nischal Schwager-Patel
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson on the touchline.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson on the touchline. / Pool/Getty Images
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Roy Hodgson will hold talks with the Crystal Palace board at the end of the season regarding the club's long term future.

The former England boss has been at the helm since 2017, keeping the club stable in the Premier League with minimal relegation scares. However, amid concerns over the Eagles’ current direction and long-term plan, the 72-year-old is set to have meetings with the club.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish.
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish. / Alex Morton/Getty Images

According to the Daily Mail, Palace will hold important talks with Hodgson once the season comes to a close on Sunday. Palace chairman Steve Parish will meet with Hodgson to discuss his future as manager, while also reviewing the club’s player recruitment process.

They add that the Eagles want to reach an agreement on their approach in the summer transfer window, which opens on 27 July. There is believed to be disagreement on whether to sign young players or experienced ones, with Hodgson in favour of the latter.

Palace are heading towards a 14th place finish in the Premier League, their lowest in three years. They can only place as high as 13th with one game to go, with Newcastle currently two points ahead.

Hodgson on the touchline during Crystal Palace's defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Hodgson on the touchline during Crystal Palace's defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers. / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

The Eagles are on a dire run of form, losing seven consecutive games and mustering just two goals. It follows a run of four straight wins stretching back to February, when they were up in ninth following a 2-0 victory at relegation battlers Bournemouth.

Hodgson joined Palace in September 2017, as they sat bottom of the table after four defeats in a row. He guided them to their second highest Premier League finish in 11th, going on to bring much-needed stability in south London.

Hodgson is Palace’s longest-serving manager since Neil Warnock, becoming their tenth manager this last decade. It has been a mixed season for the Eagles, flying as high as fourth back in August before dropping into the bottom half of the table.

Crystal Palace celebrate scoring in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace celebrate scoring in the Premier League. / Pool/Getty Images

Palace complete their season at Selhurst Park on Sunday when they host London rivals Tottenham.


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