Things didn’t look that bright for Crystal Palace when former England manager Roy Hodgson was appointed to the position of gaffer last season.
With a woeful start to the 2017/18 campaign Palace looked set for relegation and life back in the Championship as the Frank De Boer experiment didn’t even get into first gear, let alone out of it. That wasn’t our only concern either, a lack of options up front with strikers heading out rather than in, injuries and a clear lack of form for Christian Benteke. We also had to deal with Wilfried Zaha’s injury.
By hook or by crook though, Hodgson slowly worked his magic and led us to survival and the Times have claimed that we have now offered the 71-year-old a 12-month extension to his existing two-year deal that only has 12-months left to run.
If the extension is signed it will take him through to 2020 and you would presume plans would then be formulated for a replacement with Hodgson maybe swapping some of the stress in the dugout for an advice and overseeing position possibly?