Roy Hodgson is showing Crystal Palace fans why he deserves a new deal

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Roy Hodgson will be considered for the Crystal Palace job for next season having impressed heavily since returning to the club.

Roy Hodgson has shot himself into the running to retain his job beyond this season after safely guiding the Eagles to some impressive wins after taking over from Patrick Vieira in March.

The veteran manager has won five of the eight games he’s been in charge of since taking over the side and the comfortable 2-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend was evidence of their newfound form and confidence under Hodgson.

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The Eagles board first brought Hodgson as a short-term solution to the crisis they were in having gone almost three months without a win.

But the impact he’s had has been hard to ignore especially at a time when it's hard to find a perfect manager who can come in and get this team firing on all cylinders and maximizing all the talent available to its fullest capacity.

Since securing Premier League survival- talks of keeping Hodgson beyond this season have intensified but the manager who will turn 76 years old in August maintains he just wants to keep all his options open and will then see what the summer offers.

He told reporters in April: “I’m not prepared to talk about that at all, what happens after the season will happen. At the moment, I shall enjoy this last month and I’ll make no comments whatsoever.

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“It’s kind of you to ask the question but I prefer to say nothing. Otherwise, I’ll come to James Tomkins’ amusing comment of: ‘What are you looking for? Another gold watch?’ - which I’m not!”

When Hodgson was first appointed to replace Vieira, the decision was met with fury by fans on social media but the results have been great and his hard work has made it hard for him to be ignored even when talking about the future.

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