Roy Hodgson: Former Crystal Palace boss in talks more than return to replace Patrick Vieira | Football News

Ex-Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson left the club in the summer season of 2021 just after 4 years in charge Palace have also spoken to a quantity of candidates such as 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 season of 2021 just after 4 years in charge and is now the clear front-runner to take more than from Vieira, who was dismissed on Friday morning just after 18 months in the job.

Palace have spoken to a quantity of candidates, such as Adi Hutter, who was most lately head coach at German side Borussia Monchengladbach.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish talks exclusively to Sky Sports News about why the club produced the selection 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 stated: “Football is a strange game as points can incredibly rapidly commence not going appropriate. When you really feel you can not get out of a rut, however then you have got to alter some thing.

“Perhaps points may have changed [for the better] anyway, but I could not be confident of it so I’ve produced 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 points weren’t taking place. We’re just hoping now that there is some fresh impetus, a handful of unique suggestions.

“Perhaps we can surprise the opposition by performing some thing unique as we’ve got very good players and have got a very good squad. They followed Patrick and now they will adhere to Paddy [McCarthy] and Darren [Powell] to do the finest for the football club.

“The mood is never ever undesirable and absolutely everyone is good and think we can win matches. Everybody is nevertheless good for the game against Arsenal on Sunday. We’re not searching previous Sunday. We’re not interviewing managers when 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 type of factor 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 objectives 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 selection 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 appropriate get in touch with – I do not consider he really should 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 individuals 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 business but the run of games they have had is ridiculous. Soon after Arsenal, the subsequent 5 or six games are all winnable. I would have stuck with him. I do not know which other manager can come in and turn it about.

“It is a difficult job and I do not know who is out there. Somebody like a Jesse Marsch? What Palace are made use of to beneath Patrick Vieira may be unique to what a new manager comes in and implements.

Former Crystal Palace player Darren Ambrose believes the selection to sack Vieira was the right one particular if they are to have any opportunity of avoiding relegation

“So it will take time and Palace do not have time. They are in a relegation battle, you will need self-assurance and you will need an individual who is going to come in and lift the group. There will be an individual, as you do not make rash choices like sacking Vieira with no getting an individual lined up.

“I do think the investment wasn’t very good adequate in January, Vieira required enable in strengthening other places.

“The most significant challenge with Palace is scoring objectives. They are as well reliant on Wilfried Zaha and he’s been injured for a bit lately. Other players will need to step up, there are two players in Ebere Eze and Michael Olise who I consider will go to the incredibly top rated. I consider 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 connection. I can not speak for him but he may be disappointed.”

Crystal Palace’s subsequent fixtures

When Palace regroup just 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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