Crystal Palace in ‘talks’ over managerial deal as Leeds United eye Arsenal legend

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Latest news on the managerial front regarding Crystal Palace as they prepare for another year in the Premier League

Crystal Palace are keen to keep hold of Roy Hodgson for the 2023/24 Premier League season. The 75-year-old managed to keep the Eagles up comfortably in the last campaign as they ended in 11th position.

The Guardian claim he is in ‘talks’ of staying for one year. The report also suggests the South London club have looked at other options such as Graham Potter and Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper as potential alternatives.

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Crystal Palace will see Hodgson as a safe pair of hands and he managed to get the best out of their players after returning in March. He first managed them from 2017 to 2021 and has done a steady job whenever he has been with the club.

It goes without saying that the veteran is a vastly-experienced manager in the game and he has overseen 1,241 games from the dugout, winning 42.9% of matches. The Croydon-born man has managed the likes of Inter Milan, Fulham, Liverpool, West Brom, England and Watford in the past.

In other news, Patrick Viera, who was sacked before Hodgson returned to Crystal Palace earlier this year, is now being linked with the Leeds United job. The Whites are in the hunt for a new boss to replace Sam Allardyce following their relegation to the Championship.

According to the Daily Mail, he has emerged on the radar of the Yorkshire outfit as they weigh up their options. Scott Parker and Daniel Farke has also been mentioned as potential candidates for the Elland Road post.

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Viera, who is 46-years-old, hung up his boots in 2011 and delved into the coaching world with Manchester City’s academy before spells as the number one at New York City and OGC Nice. Crystal Palace turned to him in 2021 and he did a steady job in his first campaign.

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