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Ex-Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson left the club in the summer time of 2021 right after 4 years in charge Palace have also spoken to a quantity of candidates which includes ex-Borussia Monchengladbach boss Adi Hutter

20:28, UK, Friday 17 March 2023

Roy Hodgson is in talks to return as Crystal Palace manager following the sacking of Patrick Vieira.

Hodgson, 75, left Palace in the summer time of 2021 right after 4 years in charge and is now the clear front-runner to take more than from Vieira, who was dismissed on Friday morning right after 18 months in the job.

Palace have spoken to a quantity of candidates, which includes Adi Hutter, who was most not too long ago head coach at German side Borussia Monchengladbach.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish talks exclusively to Sky Sports News about why the club created the choice to dismiss Patrick Vieira

Hodgson appeared to be set for retirement when he walked away from Palace 18 months ago but accepted a fire-fighting mission at Watford final year, unsuccessfully attempting to steer the Hornets away from relegation.

Palace have currently confirmed that U21s head coach Paddy McCarthy will take charge of the Eagles’ subsequent game at Arsenal on Sunday, supported by assistant Darren Powell and goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely.

Palace chairman Steve Parish exclusively told Sky Sports News that he will not rush appointing Vieira’s successor.

Parish mentioned: “Football is a strange game as items can extremely rapidly start out not going suitable. When you really feel you can not get out of a rut, regrettably then you have got to transform a thing.

“Possibly items may have changed [for the better] anyway, but I could not be certain of it so I’ve created the get in touch with I have and we move forward from right here.

Sky Sports News reporter Michael Bridge requires a closer appear at the numbers behind Crystal Palace’s slump in type this season and exactly where it went incorrect for Vieira at Selhurst Park

“Everyone loved Patrick, he never ever lost the players at all. They had been nevertheless operating for him but items weren’t taking place. We’re just hoping now that there is some fresh impetus, a couple of distinctive concepts.

“Possibly we can surprise the opposition by carrying out a thing distinctive as we’ve got fantastic players and have got a fantastic squad. They followed Patrick and now they will stick to Paddy [McCarthy] and Darren [Powell] to do the very best for the football club.

“The mood is never ever negative and everybody is constructive and think we can win matches. Absolutely everyone is nevertheless constructive for the game against Arsenal on Sunday. We’re not searching previous Sunday. We’re not interviewing managers whilst we have the present set-up as that would be disrespectful.

“We want to give Paddy and Darren a clear run at it on Sunday. We’ve got our personal list and that sort of point but our concentrate is on facing Arsenal.”

Palace have held onto 12th spot for nine straight weeks but their current run of type, 12 matches across all competitions with no a win and just 5 ambitions scored, has left the south London side just 3 points clear of the relegation zone with 11 games to go.

‘Sacking Vieira a error – Zaha will be disappointed’

Clinton Morrison believes Patrick Vieira’s dismissal at Crystal Palace is the incorrect choice and believes Vieira purchased togetherness to the squad

Former Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison speaking to Sky Sports News:

“For me, it really is not the suitable get in touch with – I never assume he need to have been sacked. I know the run they have been on is terrible – with no a win given that the New Year. But I speak to a lot of people today at Palace, about the spot there has been a lot of togetherness and that is down to Patrick.

“I know it really is a benefits-primarily based sector but the run of games they have had is ridiculous. Right after Arsenal, the subsequent 5 or six games are all winnable. I would have stuck with him. I never know which other manager can come in and turn it about.

“It is a difficult job and I never know who is out there. An individual like a Jesse Marsch? What Palace are utilized to beneath Patrick Vieira may be distinctive to what a new manager comes in and implements.

Former Crystal Palace player Darren Ambrose believes the choice to sack Vieira was the right a single if they are to have any opportunity of avoiding relegation

“So it will take time and Palace never have time. They are in a relegation battle, you will need self-confidence and you will need an individual who is going to come in and lift the group. There will be an individual, as you never make rash choices like sacking Vieira with no obtaining an individual lined up.

“I do think the investment wasn’t fantastic sufficient in January, Vieira necessary assistance in strengthening other regions.

“The largest challenge with Palace is scoring ambitions. They are also reliant on Wilfried Zaha and he’s been injured for a bit not too long ago. Other players will need to step up, there are two players in Ebere Eze and Michael Olise who I assume will go to the extremely major. I assume Palace will keep up as they have talented players in the group.

“There are a lot of players who like Vieira, the harmony there is collectively. Zaha and Vieira had a brilliant partnership. I can not speak for him but he may be disappointed.”

Crystal Palace’s subsequent fixtures

When Palace regroup right after the March international break, their subsequent six fixtures are against teams under them in the table.

The final time the Eagles played a group under them in the league was against Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve in 2022, which was Vieira’s final win in charge.

March 19 – Arsenal (a)

April 1 – Leicester (h)

April eight – Leeds (a)

April 15 – Southampton (a)

April 22 – Everton (h)

April 25 – Wolves (a)

April 29 – West Ham (h)

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