Roy Hodgson to step down at Crystal Palace: Is this Frank Lampard’s calling?

Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace and Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace and Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) /

Frank Lampard’s time away from the Premier League could be cut short with news that current Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson will step down at the end of the season.

The club announced on Tuesday early afternoon that Roy Hodgson’s last game in charge will be against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, 23rd May 2021. The Eagles currently languish in 13th in the Premier League standings following an inconsistent campaign.

Coupled with the announcement of Hodgson’s departure is the rumoured potential inclusion of ex-Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard. He has been without a job for the last four months – getting canned in January by Blues owner, Roman Abramovich.

Frank Lampard’s time in charge at Chelsea:

  • Games in Charge – 84
  • Wins – 44
  • Draws – 15
  • Losses – 25
  • Points per match – 1.75

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The younger Englishman’s time at Stamford Bridge was successful in its own right – having served the club for 18 months as their manager.

His biggest accomplishments at the Bridge was making top-four while undergoing a transfer ban; a FA Cup Final in the 2019/2020 season; and a successful group stage campaign in the Champions League this season.

He literally paved the way for Chelsea, who are in the Champions League Final which will be held Saturday, 29th May 2021 – they play Premier League champions Manchester City.

This is undoubtedly great news for Crystal Palace fans. I would be buzzing with such news – and with the summer transfer window fast approaching it could be the start of the new era for the Eagles.

Roy Hodgson’s time in charge at Crystal Palace:

  • Games in Charge – 160
  • Wins – 54
  • Draws – 36
  • Losses – 70
  • Points per match – 1.24

This is also not the first report of Lampard becoming Hodgson’s Eagles successor. A few days ago the rumours started and today it has picked up after the confirmation of Roy Hodgson stepping down.

It is safe to say that Roy Hodgson has done all he can at Selhurst Park and it is time for a change. He has been with the London club for four seasons – joining them back in 2017.

There is no denying that the ex-Three Lions manager was a major improvement from Frank de Boer, who still hasn’t won an English Premier League game. Sadly, Roy’s best finish was 11th place.

Before his time is up in London, he will not be able to better 11th place as it depends on other results going in their favour while having to play Arsenal and Liverpool in their final two EPL fixtures.

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His four years have seen some good football from Palace and he has certainly done well to keep them away from relegation. Added to this, the few gems he has introduced to the Premier League.

Are you hoping for Frank Lampard to take over at Selhurst Park and would it be a good match and improve them for next season?