Former Premier League manager Lawrie Sanchez has exclusively told Football FanCast that he’s confident Roy Hodgson will still be the Crystal Palace manager next season.
Hodgson is yet to sign a contract extension at Selhurst Park, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.
Palace require just one victory from their final four matches to mathematically secure their place in the Premier League next season, although they’re all-but safe with both West Brom and Fulham seemingly doomed ahead of the run-in.
It means that the former England boss has almost certainly guided the south London outfit to top-flight safety for the fourth season on the bounce.
However, the 73-year-old hasn’t yet put pen to paper on a new contract, meaning there’s growing uncertainty surrounding his future.
But despite running his contract down, Sanchez believes that Hodgson will stay on, and will continue managing until he’s unable to.
He told Football FanCast:
“I think he wants to stay; I think Roy is one of those people that I think will want to work until he can no longer work. He loves the day-to-day involvement around football. I see a lot of criticism about Crystal Palace.
“Palace have got to be careful, a bit like Charlton, they were saying that about Alan Curbishley when he finished mid-table in the Premier League. He left and they never recovered from it.
“Keeping Palace in the Premier League is a great job. I think, given the opportunity he would stay. And if they were to get a change it might be a Charlton scenario.”