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Exclusive: Fry backs unemployed PL boss for Palace job

Barry Fry believes Frank Lampard would be an “ideal” appointment for Crystal Palace this summer.

The Eagles are on the lookout for a new manager after Roy Hodgson confirmed that he would step down at the end of the 2020/21 season.

Palace finished the campaign in 14th, comfortably clear of the relegation zone, and they will be on the lookout for a new boss who can continue to preserve their Premier League status.

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Lampard, who former Palace chairman Simon Jordan said on talkSPORT can be an “elite” manager in the future, has been linked as a potential appointment, as he has been out of work since leaving Chelsea earlier this season.

Of course, the ex-England international has experience of managing smaller clubs than the Blues, having taken charge of Derby County in the Championship prior to his move.

And Fry believes that Palace will look to appoint a young, dynamic boss, having seen Hodgson reach his 73rd birthday while in charge at Selhurst Park.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Fry said: “I think Palace will go for a younger guy. I think Frank Lampard would be ideal.”

Fry has expressed some concern, though, over whether Palace would be willing to spend big in the transfer market to back Lampard if he did arrive.

He added: “I’m not sure whether they would give Frank the necessary money to spend in the transfer market to get what he wants.”

Article title: Exclusive: Fry backs unemployed PL boss for Palace job

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