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Next Crystal Palace manager odds: Roy Hodgson the frontrunner

Roy Hodgson is favourite to be Crystal Palace manager on 1st September after impressively steering the Eagles clear from relegation concerns last season.

Hodgson, the Premier League's oldest ever manager at 75, is odds-on at 6/5 to continue as Crystal Palace manager ahead of the 2023/24 campaign despite initially only agreeing a contract up until this summer.

Ex-Chelsea and Brighton boss Graham Potter is second favourite at 13/8, with the 48-year-old providing the Palace hierarchy with a more long-term option in the managerial hotseat at Selhurst Park.

There are also a number of other names still in the frame for the job, such as experienced duo Brendan Rodgers (6/1) and Rafa Benitez (16/1). 

We take a look at the full list of contenders in the race to take on the job of the next Crystal Palace manager...
 

Roy Hodgson (6/5)

Favourite for the job at odds of 6/5, Roy Hodgson was able to inspire a marked turnaround in the fortunes of Crystal Palace's season last term after replacing Patrick Vieira in March on a contract until the end of the season.

With Palace on a 13-match winless run at the beginning of the year, relegation worries were beginning to seriously mount at Selhurst Park before former manager Hodgson was installed with a view to steadying the ship.

Ex-England boss Hodgson would go on to win his first three matches in charge, including an impressive 5-1 hammering of Leeds at Elland Road, with a rejuvenated Palace side eventually finishing in a commendable 11th place in the table.

Hodgson's impact at Palace has unsurprisingly put him firmly in the frame to continue in the role for the new season, but club bosses are likely to also be pursuing alternative longer-term candidates.
 

Graham Potter (13/8)

Graham Potter is currently second favourite to take over at Crystal Palace at 13/8 following his dismissal as Chelsea boss in April.

Potter endured a dismal seven-month tenure in charge of a chaotic Chelsea under the auspices of American owner Todd Boehly, with the 48-year-old eventually departing with the Blues having dropped into the bottom half of the table.

Despite his struggles at Stamford Bridge, Potter had previously built up a stellar reputation as one of the brightest English coaches in the game following success as a manager at Ostersund in Sweden and at Swansea and Brighton.

It is his impressive work in the Championship with Swansea, and in particular his impact at Palace's rivals Brighton in the Premier League, which will appeal to the hierarchy at Selhurst Park.

Potter will likely be keen to make a swift return to football after his time as Chelsea manager unravelled so quickly, and might look at the Crystal Palace job as an ideal platform to get his managerial career back on track.
 

Brendan Rodgers (6/1)

Brendan Rodgers is another manager who will be looking to make a return to the Premier League after being sacked over the course of last season.

Parting ways with Leicester City in April, Rodgers has an impressive coaching CV which is likely to see him coveted for a number of Premier League jobs should they become available, and that includes the hotseat at Crystal Palace.

First capturing the attention of top clubs following his success with Swansea City, Rodgers went on to manage both Liverpool and Celtic before arriving at Leicester in 2023.

Having won seven domestic trophies at Celtic and the FA Cup at Leicester, Crystal Palace would be getting a manager with a track record of winning silverware should they opt to make a move for Rodgers this summer.

Rodgers is currently 6/1 to be Crystal Palace manager on 1st September.
 

Rafa Benitez (16/1)

Rafa Benitez is another experienced Premier League manager in the reckoning for the Crystal Palace job, with the Spaniard priced at 16/1 to be in charge of the Selhurst Park club on 1st September.

A former Champions League-winning manager with Liverpool back in 2005, Benitez has also managed at Chelsea, Newcastle United and Everton in English football.

With vast coaching expertise and a CV packed full of top European clubs, Palace may view the 63-year-old as an ideal safe pair of hands to continue on the fine work of Roy Hodgson ahead of the Premier League new campaign.
 

Ralph Hasenhuttl (16/1)

Out of work since departing Southampton in November, Austrian Ralph Hasenhuttl may be another manager on the radar of the Crystal Palace hierarchy.

Previously enjoying success in German football as manager of FC Ingolstadt 04 and RB Leipzig, Hasenhuttl spent four years in the Premier League with Southampton where he had mixed fortunes.

A coach renowned for a high-pressing and aggressive approach, with experience of managing in the Premier League, Hasenhuttl is certainly a candidate worth considering as far as Crystal Palace are concerned.

Hasenhuttl is given odds of 16/1 to be the next Crystal Palace manager.
 

Michael Carrick 25/1

At the opposite end of his managerial career in comparison to veteran Roy Hodgson, 41-year-old Middlesbrough boss Michael Carrick is fast emerging as one of the most promising English coaches around.

Taking over from Chris Wilder at Boro in October last year with the club sat in 21st place in the Championship, just one point above the drop zone, Carrick was able to breathe new life into the side as they ended up in the play-offs.

Eventually defeated by Luton Town in the play-offs semi-finals, Carrick still deserves huge plaudits for the upturn in results he has overseen at the Riverside Stadium, as well as the entertaining style of play he has implemented.

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Carrick is priced at 25/1 to be the Crystal Palace manager on 1st September.

All odds correct at the time of publishing and subject to change.

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