Crystal Palace set to appoint Oliver Glasner as new manager

Crystal Palace are considering appointing former Eintracht Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner as Roy Hodgson’s replacement in the coming weeks.

Oliver Glasner

Roy Hodgson, 76, fell unwell during Thursday’s training session and his press conference was subsequently cancelled. The club confirmed in their statement that the veteran English boss has since made a recovery but will undergo further tests. He will not be in charge for Crystal Palace’s away game against Everton on Monday night as assistants Paddy McCarthy and Ray Lewington will likely prepare the team.

The Eagles are looking to make a change in the dugout amid their poor run of results this season. They are 15th in the table and five points above the dreaded drop zone, having lost their last two Premier League games. Oliver Glasner is reportedly the strong favourite to become Palace’s next manager as a deal for him to take over edges closer.

Oliver Glasner could be appointed before Crystal Palace’s next game

Oliver Glasner emerged as the South London club’s preferred candidate to replace Roy Hodgson after the 76-year-old manager’s position came under heavy scrutiny after the 3-1 defeat to Chelsea at Selhurst Park on Monday. It is believed Palace chairman Steve Parish decided a change was required after a run of just two wins from their last 14 games.

Whilst performances have been poor, Hodgson has been battling a chronic injury situation with key figures such as Eberechi Eze, Michael Olise, Cheick Doucoure and Marc Guehi all currently on the sidelines. Nonetheless, the Eagles are now set to confirm that Hodgson will step down from his head coach post for the final four months of his contract and be replaced by Oliver Glasner.

Glasner managed Eintracht Frankfurt for two seasons, helping them win the Europa League title in 2022 in his maiden year. During that Europa League campaign, Frankfurt stayed undefeated for 13 games, and qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history.

The Austrian tactician led Frankfurt to a seventh-place finish in the Bundesliga last season, qualifying for the Europa Conference League in the process. They also reached the DFB-Pokal final against RB Leipzig, but tasted a 2-0 defeat. The 49-year-old left Frankfurt at the end of last season.

Now, Glasner is all set to become Palace’s new manager, having agreed a deal until 2026.

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