Premier League relegation candidates set to sack manager

A lackluster streak of performances has intensified pressure on 76-year-old Roy Hodgson, who made a comeback to Selhurst Park for a second stint in charge last year. Speculations now indicate that his tenure at the club is nearing its end, with reports hinting at an imminent departure.

As per The Athletic, Hodgson is poised to be dismissed by Crystal Palace, with Oliver Glasner emerging as the top contender to assume his role. Glasner, formerly the head coach at Eintracht Frankfurt, boasts experience leading teams such as Wolfsburg, LASK, and SV Ried.

Palace presently occupies the 15th spot in the Premier League, with a mere five-point cushion above the relegation zone, having secured three victories in 19 matches.

In recent weeks, protests against Hodgson and chairman Steve Parish have been staged, highlighting growing discontent among fans. There has been notable criticism directed towards the club’s strategy and decision-making.

The relegation zone below Palace is currently filled by Everton, Burnley, and Sheffield United, but that could change very swiftly over these next few weeks. Everton, in 18th, and Nottingham Forest, in 16th, both have potential points deductions hanging over their heads. Meanwhile, the Toffees are still seeking a final ruling regarding their defence of their first 10 point deduction.