Roy Hodgson eyes up Crystal Palace job

by Jack Kitson / 30 August 2017, 09:59

Former England gaffer Roy Hodgson is reportedly interested in a return to management with Crystal Palace should the club axe the under-fire Frank de Boer.

Hodgson has been out in the wilderness since stepping down from the England job following the humiliating Euro 2016 exit at the hands of minnows Iceland. The veteran gaffer, 70, has since been linked with a number of posts, in both the Premier League and Football League, but for whatever reason has opted not to return to the managerial arena.

Buy now, according to The Sun at least, Hodgson has told those close to him that he wants one more stab in the dugout, and he may not have to wait long should De Boer be booted out of the Selhurst Park exit door.

The Dutchman has endured a poor start to life in England, losing his opening three Premier League games without even finding the back of the net, which leaves Palace 19th in the table at the first international break.

A failure to carve out a result against Burnley and Southampton would leave De Boer’s future in tatters - he’s currently 1/2 for the sack - ahead of a tricky run of games away to both Manchester clubs, then Chelsea at home.

De Boer infamously lasted only 85 days in his previous job at Inter Milan, and if rumours are to be believed he may fail to make the 100 day mark once again - at the time of writing he’s been at Palace for 65 days.

Meanwhile, Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has also caught the eye of Eagles chairman Steve Parish, while former manager Sam Allardyce told Talksport he wasn’t interested in coming out of retirement.

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