Dean Windass has exclusively told This is Futbol that he thinks Roy Hodgson will step down as Crystal Palace’s manager this summer, and has named four managers he could potentially see replacing the former England boss.
The 73-year-old’s deal at Selhurst Park expires at the end of the season and has continuously dodged questions when quizzed about his future.
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Following Palace’s defeat at Southampton on Tuesday, Hodgson once again revealed that he’ll make a decision once the season is over.
Victory over Sheffield United last weekend saw Hodgson guide the Eagles to Premier League safety once again, ensuring a ninth consecutive year in the topflight, although their form has been poor in recent weeks – with the 2-0 scoreline at Bramall Lane their only three points since March.
Palace have three games remaining and more bad results could see them finish as low as 17th, especially with Arsenal and Liverpool on the horizon.
And Windass told This is Futbol that whilst the former England has performed excellently in the Palace dugout, it’s time for a change at Selhurst Park, with a younger, fresher manager required:
“He’s done a great job, but sometimes you’ve got to call it a day. He looks tired, and your health is your wealth, even go upstairs and become a technical director.
“I think that Roy will call it a day – Frank Lampard, Patrick Vieira, Eddie Howe, anybody, and the Palace fans wouldn’t be disappointed, even Thierry Henry.”
The latter is certainly a big name when it comes to the Premier League, but his overall win record of 26.5% during his managerial career to date with Monaco and Montreal Impact is hardly inspiring.