Lampard issued warning about replacing Hodgson as Crystal Palace manager

Crystal Palace have announced that Roy Hodgson will be stepping down as manager at the end of the season, following four years in charge of the club.

In a statement, Palace said: “Roy Hodgson will leave his role as manager of Crystal Palace at the end of this season.

“Hodgson’s final match in charge of the Eagles will be at Anfield against Liverpool on Sunday, his 162nd competitive match in the Palace dugout.

“He became manager of his boyhood club in September 2017, and under his stewardship, the club has maintained its Premier League status on four consecutive occasions.”

A number of managers have already been linked with the Palace job, including former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

Frank Lampard has been linked with Crystal Palace

According to Fabrizio Romano, Lampard is one of the options Palace are considering, along with Swansea manager Steve Cooper.

However, Lampard has been warned that he faces a difficult task if he takes over at Selhurst Park, with the squad needing to be refreshed.

Speaking to, former Liverpool and Real Madrid star Steve McManaman said: “It all depends on the finances at Crystal Palace.

Roy Hodgson will leave his role as Crystal Palace manager at the end of the season
Roy Hodgson will leave his role as Crystal Palace manager at the end of the season (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

“We know they’ve got an ageing squad, where the average age of the players is a lot older than other teams in the league, and so it depends on how much the owners want to invest.

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“If suddenly the American owners and Steve Parish come in and say ‘Look we’ve got a new manager, we’ve got X amount of money, go and do your magic,’ of course I would love Frank to do well. I would love him to do well wherever he turns up next.”

McManaman also said he felt Chelsea’s decision to part ways with Lampard back in January was “very unjust”, adding: “I was very disappointed at how Chelsea got rid of Frank.

“I thought it was very unjust. To get rid of him after five months of the season was awful, but they did and they’re in the Champions League final, so they may be rewarded.”


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