Crystal Palace’s next manager having a lack of input when it comes to transfers is a problem, former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview.
Ex-Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo was close to succeeding Roy Hodgson in the Selhurst Park dugout. However, according to Sky Sports, it was the above, as well as finances surrounding the deal, that caused things to collapse and forced Steve Parish to look elsewhere.
With so many Palace players set to leave the club this month when their contracts expire, you would expect the Eagles to be busy in the transfer market as they look for replacements.
But if the man in charge of the team does not get to have much of a say, Palmer thinks you have a problem. When asked by FFC if the claims from Sky Sports are a worry, the ex-Leeds United player said:
“It is. Two things as a manager: A, you want the final say on who’s coming in. B, if you’re going into the Premier League now, you need to know what’s available for you to bring in in terms of bodies because, ultimately, that’s going to decide your future at the football club.
“So any manager worth his salt is not going to take a job unless he has assurances about those two things.”
All in all, it is probably fair to say that there is a lot going on at Palace right now.