Transfer insider Dean Jones doesn’t think that Sean Dyche will be the man to take over from Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace this summer.
It was confirmed yesterday that manager Hodgson will be leaving the club after four years in charge in what might be one of the worst kept secrets in football – even less surprising when you consider that the club reportedly had a shortlist drawn up for months, so they clearly thought that this was coming.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche was one of the men that was seen as a viable option, with the idea even getting the backing from former Palace owner and chairman Simon Jordan, but speaking on the latest edition of Touchline Talk, Jones seemed to suggest that the Eagles will not be looking in his direction to take over from Hodgson.
“Steve Cooper, Sean Dyche has been spoken about and sounded out, and Frank Lampard is certainly on the list. I don’t think Sean Dyche is going to get it from what I’m told. I don’t think that will be where they turn at this stage.”
TIF Thoughts on Dean Jones’ comments about Sean Dyche and Crystal Palace…
Do you want Dyche as the next Palace manager?
No, he is not what we need
Yes, he would be ideal
Jones’ words should really be music to the ears of Crystal Palace fans. We have written before at This Is Futbol about Dyche potentially becoming manager, because it seems like a sideways step to take what he has done at Burnley – which is essentially stabilising them in the division – and replicate that at Palace, especially given that is exactly what Hodgson has done at Selhurst Park.
And if Palace want to move forward as a club, as their new stand seems to suggest they want to, then they need to be appointing a more ambitious manager than Dyche to take them forward rather than just sitting still.