Next Crystal Palace Manager odds: Lampard early favourite for Selhurst Park
Frank Lampard is the early front-runner in the next Crystal Palace manager betting following the news of Roy Hodgson’s imminent retirement.
After your years of managing his boyhood club, Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is set to step down at the end of the Premier League season and bring his glittering and lengthy managerial career to an end.
The former England and Liverpool boss has not always enjoyed the best form in every job, but is generally well-liked among the football fraternity and he will leave the Eagles looking like an established Premier League club ready to jump to the next level.
With a handful of talented young players including Tyrick Mitchell and Eberechi Eze supplemented what is now an ageing squad, Selhurst Park could be the perfect destination for a manager looking to build a team in their own image and fight for a place in the top half of the Premier League.
Lampard the bookmaker’s favourite
Although the form of Chelsea since Frank Lampard was replaced as head coach by Thomas Tuchel indicates he wasn’t doing a great job at Stamford Bridge, there were certainly some positives to take from his time in charge having been a legendary figure at the club during his playing days.
Perhaps the lure of remaining in London would be enough to tempt Lampard into the job and his propensity for buying and trusting young players during his time with the Blues may make him a good fit for a squad that perhaps needs freshening up with some newer, younger faces.
Swansea City boss Steve Cooper could perhaps be tempted by a job in the Premier League should he fail to win promotion through the play-offs in South Wales, while Eddie Howe is also a potential target as he remains out of a job since leaving Bournemouth at the end of the 2019/2020 season.
At odds of 9/1, Sky Bet clearly feel that the potential lure of new surroundings and a larger budget could tempt Sean Dyche away from Burnley while Scott Parker and Sam Allardyce are also both considered to be in the running having just suffered relegation with Fulham and West Brom respectively.