Crystal Palace have extended Roy Hodgson’s contract by one year (@CPFC), causing a lot of debate across the Palace fanbase as to whether the 72-year-old deserved it.
Hodgson’s contract was due to run out in the summer, but the Palace hierarchy are clearly happy with the impact the ex-England manager has made since he came to Selhurst Park in September 2017.
Hodgson has managed 115 matches whilst at the Eagles, winning 40, drawing 27, and losing 48 (Transfermarkt) and has finished 11th and 12th in his two seasons at the club. These stats are very respectful for a club whose aim is normally Premier League survival but some fans have raised issues with Hodgson for the defensive way he sets up and also with his substitutions during matches.
Roy, who has been a loyal supporter of Crystal Palace since his youth, became the oldest manager to ever manage in the Premier League back in February 2019. He overtook managerial legend Sir Bobby Robson after he turned 71 years old and 92 days. (Evening Standard)
Here are what fans are saying on the new contract:
✍ Roy Hodgson has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2021!#CPFC
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) March 6, 2020
More defensive boring football next season. 4-5-1 can’t wait.
— Reece (@ReeceJMT) March 6, 2020
Great news! Some stability with all the other things going on makes sense
— Jess Booker (@bookerjm82) March 6, 2020
The absolute best man for the job. With the age of our players, the lack of money, the overload of central defenders and midfielders. The absolute only man who can defy the odds and keep us comfortably in mid table
— Paul Nash (@Pjn20c) March 6, 2020
Cool, if he’s here for another year there is a chance he will make a good substitution before he leaves 😉
— Lola Suggs (@SuggsLola) March 6, 2020
Meh. I’m past caring. Another year of a workmanlike midfield with zero creativity. Chances are Zaha will be gone – might actually mean Roy will have to think outside the box. https://t.co/Xq2qJX9xC0
— L.i.am (@GilesyL14) March 6, 2020
This makes me happy. I adore that my club does things differently, utilising the talents and experience of a softly-spoken septuagenarian who promotes hard work to achieve one of the most consistently successful periods #cpfc has ever seen.https://t.co/YbEUyDNqYi
— Graham Nealon (@nealon) March 6, 2020
Would rather be back in the championship than keep watch Roy ball. Used to find Pulis and Allardyce football entertaining. Haven’t been this frustrated watching palace since 2009 and even then, didn’t expect anything from the team.
— Jack 🏴 (@TheEnglandMan) March 6, 2020
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