Get French Football News features editor Adam White fears Crystal Palace could be relegated after appointing Patrick Vieira as their new manager.
The Frenchman, who won the Premier League title three times during his playing career with Arsenal, was not Palace’s first choice to take over from Hodgson.
Nuno Espirito Santo, who has since taken charge of Tottenham Hotspur, could not agree terms with the club before former Borussia Dortmund chief Lucien Favre passed up the opportunity to move into the Selhurst Park hotseat.
As a result, Vieira has been handed the reins following mixed spells at the helm of Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC and Nice.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “I think it’s going to be difficult. Is he going to improve on what Hodgson did? No, I don’t think so. Will he keep them up? Maybe.
“Hopefully he isn’t as bad as Frank De Boer but I think it’s a huge risk.”