Many Crystal Palace fans are reacting to a tweet from Matt Woosnam after he spoke to manager Roy Hodgson about his future at the South London side.
Hodgson’s contract was due to run out at the end of last season, but the club extended it by a further year. Now, with only a few months left until that deal expires, his future has been getting discussed a lot in the media.
Woosnam, reporting for The Athletic, tweeted: “Roy Hodgson says he has no desire to provoke the conversation over his contract with the club. He says he is happy to wait until the summer and to wait and see what the future brings.”
The 73 year-old has been at the club since September 2017 and has taken charge of 145 matches (Transfermarkt). In these games, he has managed 1.24 points per game and has kept the South London side comfortably in the division. Clearly many have respected his time at the club, with one calling him a ‘class act’.
However, the Eagles’ form recently has been far from impressive. A Hodgson side is typically known for its stern defence, but this campaign they have only managed four clean sheets. They have also only won three games in the last twelve and this emphasises that the manager has struggled this season.
Here is how Palace fans reacted to the news:
“Very short sighted. If we are getting a new manager in, which I believe we should, the work starts now planning for season 21/22 in terms of identifying players available on free transfers. Also, who is making the decisions on what players who are out of contract soon? Bizarre.”
“If he’s waiting till the summer i think that’s him gone”
“I think he will go in the summer by mutual consent”
“He needs to retire and rest I don’t know he does it too stressful for a guy his age”
“Roy is a total Gent and a class act. I may not agree with his all of his decisions, tactics and subs etc but his manner is an example to other managers.”
“I think the writing is on the wall, and Parish better be doing his work on a new manager search. Time to be thorough and get the right guy that can bring this club to the next level.”
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