Frank Lampard told Crystal Palace he didn’t want the job despite talks, according to The daily mail.
What is the news of the manager of Crystal Palace?
As has appeared to be the case for a number of Premier League teams this summer, Palace has struggled to replace Roy Hodgson.
Arsenal legend Patrick Vieria is said to be set to be nominated and, according to the report, it was Lampard who told Palace he did not want to take over at Selhurst Park.
Who else spoke with Palace?
Aside from those mentioned above, GIVEMESPORT understands that Eddie Howe was interviewed for the role.
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During his talks with Celtic in April we reported that figures close to the former Bournemouth manager had convinced him that he was in the running for the Palace position and could thus stay closer to home.
However, after talks with the London club in May, a source revealed to GMS that Howe had “tank” his interview.
Why would Lampard reject Palace?
Palace’s job seems risky, especially for a manager whose reputation has recently taken a hit.
Clearly that doesn’t mean Vieria will not be able to succeed but the scale of the reconstruction required with so many first team players without a contract this summer could be seen as intimidating, especially with last year’s big signing at Eberechi Eze injured for the foreseeable future.
What was Vieria’s winning percentage in Nice?
Much like Lampard, it’s not hard to argue that Vieria’s management stock has fallen somewhat in recent years.
Once seen as a potential future manager of Manchester City through his work with New York City, he won 31 of his 77 Ligue 1 games at the head of Nice before being sacked in December, with a winning percentage of 40.2%.
What did Simon Jordan say about Viera?
Talk to talkSPORT recently, former Palace president Simon Jordan expressed doubts about the Frenchman’s suitability.
“It’s a risk,” he said.
“If I took the risk and looked at the list of available managers, I would argue more for Frank Lampard if I moved to this territory.
“Crystal Palace is changing, half of its team of players is in breach of contract.
“They had a roster of managers that was pretty healthy and healthy with a start being Frank De Boer, which they rectified very quickly.
“If you look at it, it was Allardyce, Pulis, Hodgson and Pardew, all established English Premier League managers who were able to stabilize Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
“It’s a broad and courageous start. Is it foolishly brave? Time will tell us.”
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