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Roy Hodgson: Former Crystal Palace boss in talks over return to interchange Patrick Vieira | Soccer Information


Mar 18, 2023

Ex-Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson left the membership in the summertime of 2021 after 4 years in cost; Palace have additionally spoken to a lot of candidates together with ex-Borussia Monchengladbach boss Adi Hutter

20:28, UK, Friday 17 March 2023

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

Hodgson, 75, left Palace in the summertime of 2021 after 4 years in cost and is now the clear front-runner to take over from Vieira, who was dismissed on Friday morning after 18 months within the job.

Palace have spoken to a lot of candidates, together with Adi Hutter, who was most just lately head coach at German facet Borussia Monchengladbach.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish talks solely to Sky Sports activities Information about why the membership made the choice to dismiss Patrick Vieira

Hodgson gave the impression to be set for retirement when he walked away from Palace 18 months in the past however accepted a fire-fighting mission at Watford final 12 months, unsuccessfully trying to steer the Hornets away from relegation.

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

Palace chairman Steve Parish solely instructed Sky Sports activities Information that he won’t rush appointing Vieira’s successor.

Parish stated: “Soccer is an odd sport as issues can in a short time begin not going proper. If you really feel you possibly can’t get out of a rut, sadly then you have to change one thing.

“Perhaps issues might need modified [for the better] anyway, however I could not make sure of it so I’ve made the decision I’ve and we transfer ahead from right here.

Sky Sports activities Information reporter Michael Bridge takes a better take a look at the numbers behind Crystal Palace’s hunch in type this season and the place it went flawed for Vieira at Selhurst Park

“Everyone beloved Patrick, he by no means misplaced the gamers in any respect. They had been nonetheless working for him however issues weren’t taking place. We’re simply hoping now that there’s some recent impetus, a number of completely different concepts.

“Perhaps we will shock the opposition by doing one thing completely different as we have got good gamers and have gotten a great squad. They adopted Patrick and now they’ll comply with Paddy [McCarthy] and Darren [Powell] to do the perfect for the soccer membership.

“The temper isn’t dangerous and everyone seems to be constructive and consider we will win matches. Everybody remains to be constructive for the sport in opposition to Arsenal on Sunday. We’re not trying previous Sunday. We’re not interviewing managers whereas we now have the present set-up as that might be disrespectful.

“We wish to give Paddy and Darren a transparent run at it on Sunday. We have our personal listing and that type of factor however our focus is on dealing with Arsenal.”

Palace have held onto twelfth place for 9 straight weeks however their latest run of type, 12 matches throughout all competitions with no win and simply 5 objectives scored, has left the south London facet simply three factors away from the relegation zone with 11 video games to go.

‘Sacking Vieira a mistake – Zaha might be dissatisfied’

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

Former Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison talking to Sky Sports activities Information:

“For me, it is not the suitable name – I do not suppose he ought to have been sacked. I do know the run they’ve been on is horrible – with no win because the New 12 months. However I converse to lots of people at Palace, across the place there was a variety of togetherness and that is all the way down to Patrick.

“I do know it is a results-based trade however the run of video games they’ve had is ridiculous. After Arsenal, the subsequent 5 – 6 video games are all winnable. I might have caught with him. I do not know which different supervisor can are available and switch it round.

“It’s a robust job and I do not know who’s on the market. Somebody like a Jesse Marsch? What Palace are used to underneath Patrick Vieira is likely to be completely different to what a brand new supervisor is available in and implements.

Former Crystal Palace participant Darren Ambrose believes the choice to sack Vieira was the right one if they’re to have any likelihood of avoiding relegation

“So it would take time and Palace do not have time. They’re in a relegation battle, you want confidence and also you want somebody who’s going to come back in and elevate the staff. There might be somebody, as you do not make rash selections like sacking Vieira with out having somebody lined up.

“I do consider the funding wasn’t ok in January, Vieira wanted assist in strengthening different areas.

“The most important drawback with Palace is scoring objectives. They’re too reliant on Wilfried Zaha and he is been injured for a bit just lately. Different gamers have to step up, there are two gamers in Ebere Eze and Michael Olise who I feel will go to the very high. I feel Palace will keep up as they’ve gifted gamers within the staff.

“There are a variety of gamers who like Vieira, the concord there may be collectively. Zaha and Vieira had a superb relationship. I can not converse for him however he is likely to be dissatisfied.”

Crystal Palace’s subsequent fixtures

When Palace regroup after the March worldwide break, their subsequent six fixtures are in opposition to groups beneath them within the desk.

The final time the Eagles performed a staff beneath them within the league was in opposition to Bournemouth on New 12 months’s Eve in 2022, which was Vieira’s final win in cost.

March 19 – Arsenal (a)

April 1 – Leicester (h)

April 8 – Leeds (a)

April 15 – Southampton (a)

April 22 – Everton (h)

April 25 – Wolves (a)

April 29 – West Ham (h)