In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Peterborough director of football Barry Fry has praised Roy Hodgson for the job he has done at Crystal Palace.
With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, Hodgson’s time at Selhurst Park could be coming to an end, and Fry has been quick to highlight the good work he has accomplished since arriving in south London back in 2017.
The 73-year-old was brought in to replace Frank de Boer after the Dutchman got the Eagles’ 2017/18 Premier League campaign off to a dreadful start and was able to make the desired impact at the club.
Palace went on to finish that season in 11th place, steering well clear of the relegation zone, before securing 12th and 14th-placed finishes in 2018/19 and 2019/20.
For Fry, much of the above was down to Hodgson, who he feels has done extremely well during his time as Palace manager. Speaking about the former England boss exclusively with FFC, Peterborough’s director of football said:
“Well, first of all, I think Steve Parish did brilliantly in appointing Roy. Everyone in football knows Roy’s a proper manager, man management, a proper coach, one of the most respected fellas in the game. I think he’s worked miracles at Crystal Palace because, you know, they don’t spend a lot of money, he just gets on with what he’s got.”
Given his current contract situation, Hodgson leaving Selhurst Park in the summer is starting to look like a real possibility. And he could be joined by the likes of Christian Benteke, Jeffrey Schlupp and Patrick van Aanholt, who also have expiring deals.