Date: 14th April 2021 at 12:40pm
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Ian McGarry has been speaking on the latest instalment of the Transfer Window podcast, where he revealed it&8217;s looking  ‘increasingly unlikely’ that Crystal Palace will renew Roy Hodgson’s contract. 

The former England manager has been in charge of the since 2017, guiding the club to a respectable 11th-placed finish in his first season in charge.

However, Hodgson has come under fire throughout the current campaign for Palace’s perceived pragmatic approach, with fans unveiling a banner outside of the club’s training ground reading: ‘restore the pride, ambition and vision,’ just a few months ago.

The 73-year-old is out of contract at the south London outfit in the summer, and McGarry has disclosed how the club’s hierarchy look set to embark on a new chapter in the coming months.

He said: (14:) “Intriguing situation is playing out, Duncan, at Selhurst , where Roy Hodgson’s contract, which expires at the end of this season, is looking increasingly unlikely to be renewed.

“It’s our information that, in fact, the club have sounded out at least two, if not three, other coaches with a view to them taking over from Hodgson in the summer when his deal does run out.”

TIF Thoughts on Hodgson’s future…

Hodgson has enjoyed almost four successful seasons at Selhurst Park, maintaining the club’s Premier League status with relative ease, but he has arguably taken them far as he can.

With several young, exciting managers currently out of work, such as Eddie Howe and Chris Wilder, the Eagles may be tempted to go down a different path this summer.

Many of the club’s ageing stars are also coming to the end of their contracts with Palace, and it could be the perfect time for the club to evolve and try to progress.

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