Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson only has six months left on his deal with the South London side and he has discussed his future at Selhurst Park ahead of the Boxing Day action.
What Hodgson had to say
Hodgson was asked about doubts over his future ahead of Saturday’s match, saying: “No, not at all. I am perfectly happy with my situation at the moment. There are certain cans that you are happier kicking down the road so I will continue kicking this one down the road until such time that a decision maybe necessary.
“At the moment we have a big programme coming up, we’ve had quite a good start to the season and we really want to keep that going. I don’t think it is the right moment for me to start muddying any waters by discussing my own personal situation.”
The 73 year-old has now taken charge of 137 matches at the club and has a very decent record. He has won 47, draw 31 and lost 59 (Transfermarkt). He has picked up 172 points and one thing he absolutely offers the club is stability.
The four words from the manager that “I am perfectly happy” should certainly increase that sense of security the Eagles have with him at the helm.
However, he doesn’t seem to be the man who can push the club to take the next step in the manner the likes of Wolves and more recently Aston Villa have done. It might be a good idea to get some new blood in in the summer, showing the fans an ambition to push on to the next level.
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