“What the club have in mind”: Journalist now shares what Crystal Palace are “likely” to do when Hodgson leaves

The world’s Crystal Palace supporters are curious as to what Steve Parish will do when Roy Hodgson leaves again.

When Patrick Vieira came, the Selhurst Park faithful believed the 76-year-old’s time in SE25 was coming to an end.

The Croydon-born tactician, however, returned in March to allay concerns over relegation, and as a result, he was granted a 12-month contract extension.

But now, it’s been made known what Crystal Palace is “likely” to do if Roy Hodgson departs.

What’s the premise?
Well, The Athletic’s Matt Woosnam gave an update on the managerial situation.

“Although there has been a tendency to choose a cautious approach with primarily domestic-based managers with Premier League experience, that is not necessarily the starting point for the next appointment,” the Crystal Palace correspondent wrote.

“It is also likely that Palace will turn to a manager with a more progressive style of play seeking to make the most of Olise, Eze and others. There is always risk in any appointment, and Palace’s appetite for risk has varied over time. The primary objective will be to remain in the Premier League, and although long-term appointments are never truly realistic anymore, that will be what the club have in mind.”

Therefore, it appears that Parish will be searching for an attack-minded manager to succeed Hodgson on a long-term basis, which will undoubtedly please the majority of Crystal Palace supporters.

Whom Crystal Palace could appoint as Roy Hodgson’s replacement
Several references to managers who fit the mold Woosnam describes have already been made.

As Parish, 58, gets ready for life at Selhurst Park once Hodgson steps down, The Sun reports that Lille manager Paulo Fonseca is on his radar.

That same article states that Kieran McKenna is also among the options after his stunning work at Ipswich Town.

Both of these managers adopt exciting styles of football which should suit Eze and Olise, so at this stage of the process, these are certainly encouraging rumours.

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