Wilfried Zaha Patrick Vieira Roy Hodgson Steve Parish Ebere Eze Arsenal Wilfried Zaha Patrick Vieira Roy Hodgson Steve Parish Ebere Eze

Roy Hodgson expects to be leading Crystal Palace for last time on Sunday

Reading now: 494

Roy Hodgson insisted he expects to be taking charge of Crystal Palace for the final time in Sunday’s Premier League season-ender at home to Nottingham Forest, but did not rule out staying on.Hodgson took the reins at his boyhood club for the second time on a short-term contract after the sacking of Patrick Vieira, and has taken 17 points from nine games to steer Palace well clear of relegation trouble.Such has been the turnaround in form that Hodgson has been seen as a candidate to take the job on a longer-term basis, but the 75-year-old said that was not on his mind.“As far as I’m concerned, this is my last game,” Hodgson said. “I signed a contract here until the end of the season and I was grateful to do so.

All along, I have seen this as my last game on my contract and as far as I’m concerned that’s what it is.”When asked if he would be open to staying on if asked by chairman Steve Parish, Hodgson added: “I don’t know, I’ll wait until that day arrives if it ever arrives.

At the moment I don’t have to concern myself with that.“What’s on my table is to see my contract out, thank everyone for the last two and a half months and hopefully help the team get a result…I hope to leave all my options open.”Hodgson confirmed that Wilfried Zaha – out of contract this summer – will miss Sunday’s match through injury, raising the possibility that the in-demand forward has played his final game for the club.“Wilfried’s injury was sufficiently severe to keep him out of the next game,” Hodgson said. “He’ll need a week or two more to recover, so it won’t keep him out of next season.

He will be fit for pre-season, but we won’t have the benefit of him on Sunday.”Palace forward Ebere Eze has been celebrating his first international call

Read more on independent.co.uk
The website players.bio is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News