Former Crystal Palace striker Marcus Bent has exclusively told Football FanCast that Burnley manager Sean Dyche would be an ideal replacement for Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park.
Hodgson signed a one-year extension with Palace last March, meaning his future remains in serious doubt heading into final few months of his deal.
The former England manager previously went on record and said he “wasn’t bothered” about getting a new contract, and was simply concentrating on the football.
But heading into the final few months of the campaign, a decision hasn’t yet been made as to whether Hodgson will still be there next season.
Dyche is therefore being lined up as a potential replacement for Hodgson, with Eagles chairman Steve Parish a long-term admirer of the Burnley manager, although the likes of Eddie Howe and Frank Lampard has also been touted as a possible successor to the 74-year-old.
But Bent, who played under a number of managers during his two years with Palace, told Football FanCast that Dyche would be a good fit for both parties:
“I think Sean’s a good manager, you could say great in a sense with the finances that he’s been given at Burnley, and Burnley are no pushovers.
“They’re not in the top three or top four or top half of the table, but they complete, especially with Sean, he demands that. I think going into Crystal Palace with some of the egos, some of the players they’ve got in there, I think he’ll level them out.
“He’s got good management skills. I think it would be a good move for him and a good appointment for Palace, if Hodgson goes.”