June 15, 2024

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Crystal Palace Chairman Mulls Over Roy Hodgson’s Future Following Brighton Defeat

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Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish is contemplating the future of manager Roy Hodgson after the team’s record 4-1 defeat against Brighton on Saturday. The loss intensified pressure on Hodgson, with Palace experiencing just four wins in their last 17 league matches.

Parish has reportedly been exploring potential replacements for Hodgson but is struggling to find someone willing to take over mid-season. The recent loss against Brighton, their heaviest against the rivals since 1956, has further fueled discussions about Hodgson’s tenure.

Hodgson faced scrutiny earlier in the season, particularly after the 5-0 defeat by Arsenal. Despite a subsequent 10-day break and a 3-2 win against Sheffield United, the recent loss to Brighton has renewed doubts about Hodgson’s position.

Potential replacements such as Steve Cooper and Julen Lopetegui have been mentioned, but their reluctance to take over amidst the ongoing season poses a challenge for Palace. Parish has not consulted the club’s major shareholder, John Textor, about Hodgson’s future since the Brighton defeat, and the two are believed not to have spoken recently

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