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‘I would imagine’ – Journalist discusses potential Roy Hodgson replacement at Crystal Palace


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Football journalist Dominic Fifield has been sharing some details on the possibility of Crystal Palace targeting Burnley manager Sean Dyche to take over from current Palace boss Roy Hodgson this summer. 

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This comes after Fifield made an appearance on a recent episode of The Athletic’s Ornstein & Chapman Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Premier League and its clubs.

On the subject of Hodgson, his future at Selhurst Park and the possibility of him being replaced this summer, Fifield had this to say about Dyche, who has been linked with the Palace job in the past. (35.45)

He said: “I suspect that ultimately, they go for somebody with Premier League experience and somebody whose style of football is going to be most appropriate for the players left in that squad for next season and in that context, I would imagine that Sean Dyche would emerge as the favourite if he can be prized out of Burnley. And of all the candidates there, he’s probably going to be the most expensive to get hold of.”

Hodgson was appointed at Palace back in September 2017 and has gone on to take charge of 155 matches with the Eagles across all competitions in which they have managed to win 52, draw 36 and lose 67 in the process (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Dominic Fifield’s comments on Dyche potentially replacing Hodgson…

Given how Hodgson has failed to get Palace into the top half of the Premier League table since his arrival and the fact that his current contract runs out at the end of June, perhaps it would be a good time for Palace to part ways with the former England manager to freshen things up.

In regards to Dyche potentially taking over from Hodgson, the fact that he has a vast amount of experience managing in the Premier League and the fact that he managed to finish in 7th place with Burnley at the end of the 2017/18 season after taking over at Turf Moor in 2012, perhaps could persuade the owners at Palace that he would be the right man to take Palace forward if Hodgson were to leave this summer.

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