Who's next for Palace?

After Sam Allardyce's decision to step down as Crystal Palace boss at the end of the season, the Eagles are now searching for a new boss. Former Hull boss Marco Silva had reportedly been top of chairman Steve Parish's wishlist but the Portuguese instead decided to take the reigns at Watford. With no clear frontrunner, there could be many twists and turns in the betting market but we're going to take look at some of the early contenders. 

Sean Dyche

The Burnley boss is indeed the bookies favourite and is as short as 4/9 with bet365 to get the job. Dyche has done a phenomenal job with the Clarets, earning promotion to the Premier League twice and he successfully kept them up last season and they never really looked like going down. It's a remarkable achievement for a club of Burnley's stature and he has quite rightly been given the plaudits he deserves. However could he be tempted to make the switch to South London? According to reports in the Independent, he would be keen on taking over at Selhurst Park although it remains to be seen whether or not he would Palace's first choice. 888sport currently have Dyche at an attractive 5/2 so at that price, he is certainly worth considering.

Garry Monk

The former Swansea manager is available once again after stepping down as Leeds manager earlier this summer. He had led the Yorkshire side to 7th place in the Championship but opted to resign following a takeover by Andrea Radrizzani. Palace have previously favoured appointing an English manager and therefore Monk would fit that mould and he has Premier League experience, having led Swansea to 8th place in the 2014/15 season. bet365 are currently offering a best price of 9/2 on the 38-year-old taking over at Palace.

Mauricio Pellegrino

A slightly left-field name that has entered the frame is Mauricio Pellegrino. The Argentinian has previously worked under Rafael Benitez at Valencia, Liverpool and Inter Milan and has most recently been in charge of Spanish side Alaves. He led them to 9th place in La Liga as well as to the final of the Copa Del Rey. The 45-year-old is reportedly keen to work in England and although Palace have previously preferred English candidates, it's believed that Steve Parish would be willing to appoint a manager from the continent. The odds are shortening on Pellegrino and many of the bookies' have him as 5/1 to succeed Allardyce. bet365 again have the best odds however and price the Argentine at 8/1.

Roy Hodgson

The former England boss is the final man that seems to be attracting Palace's interest. Hodgson came through the academy at Palace and was born in nearby Croydon. With extensive Premier League experience, he would perhaps represent the most similar option to Allardyce. Again, bet365 offer by far the best odds and price him at 12/1 though he is as short as 3/1 with Ladbrokes

Written By:- Richard Hodge (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 02/06/2017 - 10:50 AM
Filed in:- Football Betting News


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