Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has given his views on the ambitions of the club given their position in the Premier League.
Roy Hodgson’s men currently sit in 13th in the Premier League table, and look set to finish comfortably mid-table once again, not deviating too far from what has become the norm for them since they returned to the Premier League back in 2013.
And whilst there might be some that think the club are just standing still at the moment and aren’t doing much in terms of progress, speaking on TalkSport, Jordan thinks that given the constraints at the club and what they have to deal with, they are roughly where they should be in the grand scheme of things:
“At one point I think the American owners had aspirations of kicking into the top 10 and moving from there. And of course, they started making £35m signings like Benteke, which, despite his recent form, haven’t really repaid them. So it depends what you’re looking for.
“Roy Hodgson is probably coming to the point where a change is imminent. The squad’s got 10 or 11 players out of contract, there’s the eternal circle that needs to be squared of Wilfried Zaha and his ambitions. Where should Palace be? They should probably be, with the greatest respect to my old club, where they are. And is that enough?”
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TIF Thoughts on Simon Jordan’s comments about Crystal Palace…
Jordan is right when it comes to where the club are now. In fact, you could argue given the uncertainty at the club, that they are overachieving. That is why Palace have to be incredibly careful with their next managerial appointment, because they are set for a major overhaul this summer and it could end up pushing them further down the table if they make the wrong move.
That echoes back to what Hodgson said a few months ago about the fans needing to be careful what they wish for, because they might end up wishing for standing still if things go south at Selhurst Park.