Next Crystal Palace manager odds
Alan Pardew was viewed as the man to take Crystal Palace to the next level in the Premier League when the club shelled out £3.5 million in compensation to lure him from Newcastle United back in January 2015.
As a part of Crystal Palace’s high-flying First Division side back in the late 1980s, Pardew was a well liked figure around Selhurst Park, and his 10th place finish with Newcastle in the 2013/14 season was enough to convince his former club that he could cement their place in the Premier League.
In his first season, Pardew became the first manager to take charge of a club in the relegation zone and eventually lead them to a top half finish. However, his managerial magic soon wore off, resulting in his dismissal just two years into his reign.
Pardew left Crystal Palace in 17th place, with just a few points separating them from the relegation zone. Unsurprisingly, Sam Allardyce was chosen as his successor. The experienced manager has a knack for saving sides from relegation, but there is still a lot to be done if Crystal Palace are to survive in the top flight.
If it proves that Allardyce isn’t the right man to lead the club going forward, they could turn to another experienced mind in Harry Redknapp. The veteran manager has had a rough few years after struggling to steady the ship at Queens Park Rangers, but he has proved in the past that he is capable of managing at the very highest level.
Redknapp took charge of a more than capable Tottenham side back in 2008 that found themselves at the bottom of the Premier League table, before returning them to the higher reaches of the Premier League. Crystal Palace find themselves in a similar position, with an exciting squad containing the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke, and Redknapp could be just the man to kickstart their season.
Alternatively, Roy Hodgson is available following his sacking from the England national team following a disappointing display at the 2016 European Championship. His England spell, coupled with his short stint at Liverpool, seem to suggest that he isn’t cut out for the top of the game, but he proved during his time at Fulham and West Brom that he can work wonders with sides in the bottom half of the table.
Redknapp and Hodgson would be safe choices for the club, but sometimes sides need to take a risk in order to survive. In that case, former United States national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann could be worth a shot.
The German manager has some knowledge of the league, having had two spells with Tottenham Hotspur during the 1990s and has racked up some decent managerial experience following his retirement, too, having taken charge of Germany, Bayern Munich and the US, while he was also shortlisted for the England job following Hodgson’s exit. While Crystal Palace may appear to be a step down, Klinsmann is without work and could be tempted by the chance to impress in the Premier League.