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Crystal Palace: Duncan Castles claims Howe would be interested in the job

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Duncan Castles has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast about Crystal Palace’s managerial search following the announcement that Roy Hodgson will be stepping down.

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Nice easy one to start off with, who currently sits top of the table?

Hodgson is leaving his role as Palace’s manager at the end of the season, and one name who has been linked with the job is Eddie Howe.

Howe has been heavily linked with the Celtic job, but it seems as if he could end up taking the Palace job instead.

Castles said: “My understanding is that Eddie Howe, at least his representatives, are keen on speaking to Crystal Palace and weighing that opportunity against the one he has been offered at Celtic, allowing him to remain in the Premier and remain living in the south of England.”

Do you think Palace can get Howe?

No, he is off to Celtic

No, he is off to Celtic

Yes, we could get him

Yes, we could get him

TIF Thoughts on Howe to Palace…

Howe spent five seasons in the Premier with Bournemouth but never finished above ninth place.

However, he favours an expansive style of play, and after years of Hodgson’s safety-first approach, perhaps Howe could be the man to get the Eagles playing some better football.

One problem that he will face is the huge number of out-of-contract players at Selhurst Park, but on the other hand, they do have the likes of Eberechi Eze and Wilfried Zaha, who could be exciting to watch under Howe.

It is interesting that his representatives apparently want to talk to Palace, especially when his mooted move to Celtic has reportedly been completed.

So, it will be interesting to see what happens with this, and if Howe does choose to remain in the Premier League, then Palace could be the ideal job for him.

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