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Mar 17, 2023

Ex-Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson left the club in the summer time season of 2021 proper soon after four 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 time season of 2021 proper soon after four years in charge and is now the clear front-runner to take a lot more than from Vieira, who was dismissed on Friday morning proper soon after 18 months in the job.

Palace have spoken to a quantity of candidates, such as Adi Hutter, who was most not as well lengthy ago head coach at German side Borussia Monchengladbach.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish talks exclusively to Sky Sports News about why the club made the choice 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 at present 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 really promptly begin out not going proper. When you definitely really feel you can not get out of a rut, regrettably then you have got to adjust a single factor.

“Possibly points could have changed [for the better] anyway, but I could not be good of it so I’ve made the get in touch with I have and we move forward from proper right here.

Sky Sports News reporter Michael Bridge demands a closer seem at the numbers behind Crystal Palace’s slump in form this season and specifically exactly where it went incorrect for Vieira at Selhurst Park

“Everybody loved Patrick, he in no way ever lost the players at all. They have been nonetheless operating for him but points weren’t taking location. We’re just hoping now that there is some fresh impetus, a handful of distinct ideas.

“Possibly we can surprise the opposition by performing a single factor distinct as we’ve got pretty superior players and have got a pretty superior squad. They followed Patrick and now they will comply with Paddy [McCarthy] and Darren [Powell] to do the best for the football club.

“The mood is in no way ever damaging and each and every individual is constructive and consider we can win matches. Everyone is nonetheless constructive for the game against Arsenal on Sunday. We’re not hunting prior Sunday. We’re not interviewing managers even though we have the current 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 individual list and that sort of challenge but our concentrate is on facing Arsenal.”

Palace have held onto 12th spot for nine straight weeks but their existing run of form, 12 matches across all competitions devoid of getting a win and just five targets scored, has left the south London side just three 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 choice and believes Vieira bought togetherness to the squad

Former Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison speaking to Sky Sports News:

“For me, it is not the proper get in touch with – I in no way take into account he ought to have been sacked. I know the run they have been on is terrible – devoid of getting a win contemplating that the New Year. But I speak to a lot of people at Palace, about the spot there has been a lot of togetherness and that is down to Patrick.

“I know it is a final final results-mostly primarily based marketplace but the run of games they have had is ridiculous. Suitable soon after Arsenal, the subsequent five or six games are all winnable. I would have stuck with him. I in no way know which other manager can come in and turn it about.

“It is a difficult job and I in no way know who is out there. Somebody like a Jesse Marsch? What Palace are produced use of to under Patrick Vieira could be distinct to what a new manager comes in and implements.

Former Crystal Palace player Darren Ambrose believes the choice to sack Vieira was the proper a single specific if they are to have any likelihood of avoiding relegation

“So it will take time and Palace in no way have time. They are in a relegation battle, you have to have self-self-confidence and you have to have somebody who is going to come in and lift the group. There will be somebody, as you in no way make rash possibilities like sacking Vieira devoid of getting receiving somebody lined up.

“I do consider the investment wasn’t pretty superior adequate in January, Vieira needed help in strengthening other locations.

“The biggest dilemma with Palace is scoring targets. They are as properly reliant on Wilfried Zaha and he’s been injured for a bit not as well lengthy ago. Other players have to have to step up, there are two players in Ebere Eze and Michael Olise who I take into account will go to the really greatest. I take into account Palace will preserve 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 partnership. I can not speak for him but he could be disappointed.”

Crystal Palace’s subsequent fixtures

When Palace regroup proper soon after the March international break, their subsequent six fixtures are against teams beneath them in the table.

The final time the Eagles played a group beneath 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)