Crystal Palace’s managerial hunt has taken another fresh twist this week, if emerging reports are to be believed…
According to Football Insider, the Eagles have made Burnley manager Sean Dyche their top choice to replace Roy Hodgson at the end of the season.
The 73-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has remained coy over his future at Selhurst Park in recent weeks. It is thought that the long-serving Clarets stalwart is now the favourite to take over from him.
This latest development should come as a huge boost towards the south Londoners as it means Steve Parish is edging closer to resolving their immediate future.
Palace’s campaign is all but over – they sit in mid-table with nothing left to play for, so it seems right that they focus on next season. All of the four names mentioned are worthy targets but it makes a lot of sense to opt for the 49-year-old Burnley boss given his longevity at this level.
It appears that many supporters have grown tired of Hodgson and his lack of ambition, especially following signings like Eberechi Eze and the emergence of Tyrick Mitchell, who both should play a major part in their long-term plans.
The Eagles are in need of a rebuild and that does seem like something Dyche is best equipped to deal with. For instance, Lampard may be the best candidate on paper in terms of youth development, but he was handed several big-money signings in the summer and all of them have improved since his departure.
Dyche has a proven record on a shoestring budget and working with what he’s got.
With this latest update heading in the right direction, it’s time for the supporters at Selhurst Park to start getting a little more excited as they close in on a new era.
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