Crystal Palace ask Roy Hodgson about a comeback after Patrick Vieira dismissed

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It is thought that the 75-year-old former England manager would like to take over from Vieira. Steve Parish, the club’s chairman, called the Frenchman at 7 a.m. on Friday to tell him he had been fired. The Frenchman was on his way to the club’s training ground at the time. Parish thinks Hodgson is a good choice to save Palace from relegation. Hodgson was replaced by Vieira in July 2021, after the former England manager left at the end of the previous season.

Crystal Palace ask Roy Hodgson about a comeback after Patrick Vieira dismissed

Vieira has kicked off the team after going 12 games without a win in 2023. Hodgson will talk to Parish after Palace’s game against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. However, he is likely to be given the job until the end of the season, when other candidates who could do the job long-term will be available. Paulo Fonseca, who is currently the manager of the French team Lille. Also, almost became the manager of Tottenham in 2021, and is one of the people who could be considered.

When Hodgson left Palace 18 months ago, it looked like he was going to retire. However, he went back to managing teams at Watford last year. After the Hornets were relegated, Hodgson said, “I don’t think I’ll be putting my name forward for any more stories in the Premier League.” More immediately, former club captain Paddy McCarthy will lead the team against Arsenal on Sunday.

The under-21s coach, Darren Powell, and the goalkeeping coach, Dean Kiely, will help him. It is thought that Parish and his other owners, John Textor, Josh Harris, and David Blitzer, decided to part ways with Vieira on Thursday after talking with Parish. Dougie Freedman, who is in charge of sports at Palace, told Vieira’s assistants Osian Roberts, Kristian Wilson, and Sad Agoun that they were leaving.

The parish is thought to have been very disappointed with Vieira’s team for a long time. The team hasn’t scored in any of its last four games. Furthermore, it lost to rival Brighton on Wednesday for the first time in more than four years. Also, Former Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, Burnley’s Vincent Kompany. Middlesbrough’s Michael Carrick are also said to be on the club’s list of possible long-term replacements for Vieira.

Crystal Palace ask Roy Hodgson about a comeback after Patrick Vieira dismissed

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