Crystal Palace are reportedly considering replacing manager Roy Hodgson with England boss Gareth Southgate. Hodgson is under pressure after a poor run of form and could face the sack if Palace lose their next match against Chelsea.
Palace supporters have expressed their frustration in recent weeks, accusing the management of holding the club back. During the recent 5-0 defeat at Arsenal Palace, fans held up a banner at the Emirates that read: «Wasted potential. On and off the pitch, weak decisions. Taking us backwards.»
With few short-term solutions available, the Eagles, according to a report, may be eyeing up Southgate for the summer, when his future with England will become clearer after the Euros.
The report also claims that Steve Cooper, who recently left Nottingham Forest, is also on Palace's shortlist. However, he has been considered for the role before and was overlooked.
Former Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is another potential candidate, but he would require a large transfer budget. Despite the current struggles, Palace have managed to maintain their Premier League status since being promoted in 2012.
Hodgson admits that this has been the most challenging period of his long managerial career. He expressed: «It's the toughest period in my career for one reason and that is that the fans have turned so much against us and they are the people we cannot afford to turn against us.
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»If we are to win games, if this team is going to do it, they are not going to be able to do it if the fans are going to be constantly up in arms about everything.
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