Crystal Palace look set to miss out Edin Terzic as they search for Roy Hodgson’s successor, with the Borussia Dortmund interim head coach seemingly ruling himself out of contention.
What’s the story?
According to Goal, the 38-year-old has revealed that he would be happy to stay with the Bundesliga giants next season despite the imminent arrival of Marco Rose, meaning that he’ll be consigned to a backseat role once again.
Terzic took control of his boyhood club on a temporary basis following the dismissal of Lucien Favre and impressed during his time in the hot seat, winning the DFB-Pokal and guiding BVB to a third-placed finish.
Parish will be devastated
German outlet Bild had previously linked the German-born tactician with a move to Selhurst Park as the Eagles look for the right person to continue the good work of Hodgson.
With an incredible win rate of 61.2%, experience managing one of the biggest clubs in European football and some major silverware on his CV, Terzic appeared to be a hugely attractive option for Palace chairman Steve Parish, and he’ll surely be devastated to hear the latest revelation over the 38-year-old’s future.
It had been rumoured that the young coach would leave Signal Iduna Park over the summer, but in an interview, he disclosed how he has no issue with resuming his previous role in the background.
“We have clearly expressed the wish that my path can continue here with pleasure,” he told reporters.
“We will make the best decision in the interests of the club. At some point, you will find out. I will go home with full enjoyment. I will enjoy that completely for the next few days.”
The news will come as a blow to the capital club’s hierarchy as they begin a new chapter in the post-Hodgson era, and Parish will have to reassess his options going forward.
Several big names such as Frank Lampard, Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe have continuously been suggested as potential suitors to the Palace vacancy, but arguably none of them carry as much potential and intrigue as Terzic.