Simon Jordan tells Crystal Palace ‘disaster’ awaits if they move for 44-year-old

Crystal Palace are currently searching for a new manager after sacking Patrick Vieira on Friday.

The Eagles have opted to part ways with the 46-year-old after the club went 12 games without a win.

Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to Brighton was their third defeat in a row.

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Crystal Palace, without a win in 2023, sit 12th in the table, three points clear of 18th-placed Bournemouth.

As is often the case when management vacancies arise, many names have been tied to the Eagles’ leadership.

Mirror Seven managers have been named as possible contenders for the job, including Frank Lampard.

Gong Zong It is said Roy Hodgson will be in talks with Lampard in 2021 following his departure from Selhurst Park.

The 44-year-old has been in charge at Everton since then, but things have not gone to plan and he was sacked earlier this year.

jordan speaking talk about sportsurging Palace not to return Lampard or Steven Gerrard.

“We need nine points to stay at this level, how do we get them out of 11 games?” he asked.

“Whether it’s a short-term fix, you’ve got to get ninety points to get yourself to this level next year and then look at the bigger picture.

“If you start to move into someone like Lampard or Gerrard, then…

“Lampard was interviewed by Palace a few years ago and they didn’t want him at the time, so what has changed?

“He could have relegated Everton – his last moments at Everton were a disaster.

“Gerrard was a disaster at Aston Villa. Why would any of those guys be the solution?”

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tricky decision

Firing a manager with just a few weeks left in the season always poses challenges.

Palace may not bring in anyone currently in office until the summer.

An exception could be Nuno Espirito Santo if he wants to play in the Premier League again.

Obviously you also have Roy Hodgson, who is said to be the front-runner for the job.

He’ll be a solid option until the end of the season.

But as for Lampard and Gerrard, they’ve been underwhelming in the top flight of late, so it’s best to avoid them for now.

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