Ian McGarry has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast about Crystal Palace’s search for a new manager after it was announced Roy Hodgson would leave the club at the end of the season.
Hodgson has done a solid job with the Eagles and has kept them in the Premier League every season since he was appointed, but it seems the south Londoners will now be tasked with finding his replacement this summer.
He said: “Sean Dyche is an interesting one because Dyche is unhappy at Burnley; there’s been a change of ownership, there are question marks over the amount of money that will be made available to invest in the team.
“He’s kind of Roy Hodgson in ginger with a broader waist; the style of football is not the one that would fit with that Steve Parish model of playing a more attractive game.
“Dyche uses more younger players. So you might be able to take advantage of the recruitment system there, but it’s not a massive evolution.”
Ian McGarry then revealed that Dyche is the favourite for the job, claiming: “I’m told that Dyche is the favourite. In terms of a safe pair of hands and an English coach, I agree with you about the style of football, but again, Palace have always been quite a traditional club.”
Do you want Dyche as the next Palace manager?
No, he is not what we need
Yes, he would be ideal
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Under Dyche, Burnley have also consistently staved off relegation; however, his style of football is arguably similar to Hodgson’s, and if the Eagles want to become more expansive, then he may not be the man.
We are not convinced Palace fans would be too keen if Dyche came in, but if Palace want a manager who can keep them in the Premier League and not push on, then we can see Dyche taking over at Selhurst Park.