Crystal Palace next manager odds: Howe favourite after Celtic snub, Lampard, Dyche, Vieira and Nuno still in the mix

CRYSTAL PALACE are still looking for their next managerial appointment after the departure of Roy Hodgson.

And there's been a significant shift in the betting market with Eddie Howe now the leading contender, according to bookmakers Betfair.


73-year-old Hodgson has been in charge of Crystal Palace since September 2017 and comfortably guided the club to safety in each of his four campaigns.

But the veteran boss announced that the time was right to 'step away from the rigours of top-flight' football after a 45-year career in management.

Hodgson said: "After more than 45 years of coaching I have decided that the time is right for me to step away from the rigours of top-flight Premier League football.

"It's been a particularly rewarding period of my football life and career to have been able to spend these last four seasons with Palace.

"I feel now that at the end of another successful season, in which we have secured our Premier League status, the moment is right for me to step down from my responsibilities of being a full-time manager."

Next Crystal Palace Manager odds – Betfair

  • Eddie Howe – 13/8 – Was 11/1
  • Steve Cooper – 3/1
  • Sean Dyche – 10/3
  • Nuno Esprito Santo – 5/1
  • Frank Lampard – 7/1 – Was 6/4
  • Chris Wilder – 9/1
  • Scott Parker – 12/1
  • Valerian Ismael – 14/1
  • Patrick Vieira – 17/1
  • Sam Allardyce – 19/1
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With Hodgson out of the picture and no less than 15 players out of contract on June 30, chairman Steve Parish is looking for a long-term appointment.

And ex-Bournemouth boss Howe is the leading contender at 13/8 having been a double-figure 11/1 last week.

The 43-year-old was 1/16 to take charge at Celtic but that move is off the table after some of Howe's trusted backroom operators decided against following him to Glasgow.

Swansea manager Steve Cooper has been backed into 3s from 5s after Swansea's playoff final defeat to Brentford over the weekend.

Cooper guided England Under-17s to World Cup glory in 2017 and exceeded expectations at the Liberty Stadium during the 2020-21 campaign.

Burnley's Sean Dyche and former Wolves boss Nuno Santo Espirito are next at 10/3 and 5/1 respectively with Frank Lampard trailing behind.

The axed Chelsea boss was favourite for several weeks at 4/11 but he's drifted markedly to 7/1.

Chris Wilder is available at 9/1 and Scott Parker, who couldn't save Fulham from relegation, is offered at 12/1.

Valerian Ismael of Barnsley is available at 14/1, Patrick Vieira is 17/1 and outsider of the field is Sam Allardyce at 19/1 after his decision to leave relegated West Brom.

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