Former Chelsea, Man Utd and Liverpool bosses named as Roy Hodgson replacements at Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace supporters have called for change at the club after a difficult few months at Selhurst Park.

A string of big-name Premier League managers have emerged as potential options to replace Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace as the London club endures a poor run of form compounded by an injury crisis.

The veteran manager is under pressure from supporters, who have called for big changes at the club in both its management and ownership after recent results. Crystal Palace have only won two of their last 15 fixtures in all competitions and sit 15th in the Premier League, just three points above the relegation zone.

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Hodgson hasn't been helped by injuries to key players such as Eberechi Eze, Marc Guehi and Michael Olise with the latter brought on from the bench against Brighton earlier this month only to hobble off again shortly afterwards. Speaking ahead of last weekend's Chelsea defeat, the former Fulham and Liverpool boss said: “The chairman and I talk all the time, but there has been no specific talk about the future. We’re in the job to try to coach a team to be the best it can be and win as many matches as it can and, most important of all, to give fans something they want to see and can be proud of. When the fans have turned against us that’s the worst possible scenario, and you can understand it.

“We haven’t really got ourselves going after the Brentford game (a 3-1 home win at the end of December) and kicked on. We’ve had two heavy defeats but we can’t change it.

“It’s not in my control (the speculation). It doesn’t affect my daily work, stop me working with the players or selecting the team, the tactics, getting the team in the best possible shape. One has no option but to let those things pass by and accept them as a fact of football life.”

Hodgson remains Crystal Palace manager but, even if his tenure is not ended in the coming months, is set to depart when his contract ends this summer - meaning a new Eagles boss is set to be in place by this summer.

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Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna is an early frontrunner after an impressive season with the Tractor Boys. The Championship club sit fourth in the league and are chasing promotion but, should the side not manage the leap up, it is thought the Premier League job could tempt McKenna.

Kieran McKenna is favourite to be the next Crystal Palace manager.Kieran McKenna is favourite to be the next Crystal Palace manager.
Kieran McKenna is favourite to be the next Crystal Palace manager.

Former Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper is another name heavily linked with the role at Selhurst Park while ex Chelsea and Brighton boss Graham Potter is third favourite as it stands. Julen Lopetegui and Scott Parker are two other names considered as real possibilities by bookmakers.

A little further down the list are some Premier League legends, who would be an unexpected yet impressive appointment in South London. Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Rafael Benitez are all listed as options with longer odds.

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