Let’s be honest for a second, Crystal Palace are not going to go far with a manager like Roy Hodgson at the reigns.
The oldest manager in Premier League history has done a good job of keeping Palace in the league and staying well clear of relegation, but now might be the time to start thinking of ways to take the club further than just being comfortable with top-flight safety.
Palace have the resources, infrastructure and squad potential to bring in an exciting manager who can turn the Eagles from 14-11th place Premier League squad to a team that could one day compete for domestic trophies and 6th place in the league, but who can the south London team turn too?
Oh Jokanovic, what happened to you and Fulham?
After winning promotion to the Premier League last season via the Playoffs, Jokanovic now finds himself out of the job and the Cottagers onto their third manager of the season after a disastrous season in the English top flight.
Was it down to Jokanovic’s tactics or was it down to Fulham bringing in so much talent that has yet to gel or really improve the squad? Most people would say it’s the latter, and with the Serbian out of the job, Palace should be making it a priority to appoint the 50-year-old before it’s too late.
He proved his talent during his promotion-chasing year with Fulham.
Another recent managerial free agent who could make Palace a better team is recently fired West Brom coach Darren Moore.
After taking other at the Hawthorns last season in West Brom’s doomed Premier League campaign, Moore won Premier League manager of the month for the month of April and has since established himself in England as one of the most promising young managers out there in the country.
Willing to give youth a chance and favouring a 4-2-3-1 or 3-5-2 formation, Moore’s managerial style and philosophies make him an ideal candidate to fit right at home at Palace.
The last time Palace brought in a high profile manager with the potential to be one of the best, it kind of blew up in their faces.
Frank de Boer’s time in the Premier League has been ridiculed ever since his sacking in 2017, but it could be time for Palace to take another risk in the managerial pool. This time with former Schalke manager Domenico Tedesco.
Tedesco burst onto the scene last season as the 33-year-old manager guided Schalke to second in the Bundesliga table. And although the German-Italian man was recently sacked following a 7-0 loss to Manchester City and going winless in the league in seven games, Tedesco is still a man who can bring something.
At 33 Tedesco is one of the youngest managers in professional football and could go on to be one of the best in the game in the future. He offers exciting football with fresh ideas and new tactics. The former Erzgebirge Aue coach also got the best season out of Max Meyer during their time together last seasont, too, which could be a bonus.
Palace fans, who do you want to see replace Hodgson?
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