Highly-rated Premier League manager leading race for Crystal palace job in the summer-report

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Crsytal Palace have appointed 75-year-old Roy Hodgson until the end of the season but will be looking to make a permanent appointment in the summer.

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper is again being tipped to get the Crystal Palace job in the summer following the sacking of Patrick Vieira and the short-term appointment of Roy Hodgson to lead the team.

Hodgson first manage the Eagles for four seasons and never did they finish less than 14 on the league standing. They ended up 11th, 12th and two 14th place finishes in his last two campaigns before he was replaced by Vieira in 2021.

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According to a report on the Dailymail, Cooper was one of the managers who was approached for the job when Hodgson first left before the south London club settled on former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira, but having sacked him 18 months into the job, the board is still keen to bring in Welsh manager Steve Cooper to the club.

Former Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has also been heavily linked with the job as well as former Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch who helped the Yorkshire club avoid relegation last season.

Former manager Roy Hodgson was re-appointed to keep the club in the Premier after the Vieira sacking and he admitted he was delighted to be able to return to a club he’s always been attached to.

He said: “It is a privilege to be asked to return to the club, which has always meant so much to me.

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“Our sole objective now is to start winning matches, and to get the points necessary to ensure our Premier League status.”

Roy Hodgson’s first game since his appointment will be against Leicester City with the Eagles still without a Premier League win in 2023 which ultimately cost Vieira his job.

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