Palace dealt Oliver Glasner drawback as journalist moots issues with Steve Parish

As journalist George Simms discusses possible problems with club chairman Steve Parish, Crystal Palace may have “issues” with likely new manager Oliver Glasner.

Glasner set for Palace job with Hodgson leaving

Even though Roy Hodgson, the current head coach, became unwell during training on Thursday afternoon, there have been several rumors suggesting that Glaser will take over for the legendary Palace player.

Thankfully, Hodgson’s situation is stable and he is recuperating; but, prior to his regrettable occurrence, it is said that Glasner and Selhurst Park management had reached a mutual agreement regarding the 76-year-old taking on the Palace hot seat.

Yesterday, Fabrizio Romano announced that a deal has been reached between Palace and the former manager of Eintracht Frankfurt. Hodgson will leave the south Londoners following another term as manager of his childhood club.


The Eagles have endured a regrettable campaign thus far, Indeed, they’re currently flirting with Premier League relegation and sit among the division’s lowest-scoring sides. Only bottom three Everton, Burnley and Sheffield United have scored fewer goals than Palace so far this season, with reports suggesting Parish has been on the lookout for a new manager over the past few weeks.

Crystal Palace’s worst-performing players per 90 in the league this season (with over 10 appearances) Match Rating (via WhoScored)
Naouirou Ahamada 6.07
Nathaniel Clyne 6.37
Chris Richards 6.43
Sam Johnstone 6.44
Joel Ward

However, Glasner has been confirmed by the club and has a very promising history as a tactician. His resume includes an Austrian second division championship and a Europa League winners medal, and former Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has praised his “meticulous” attention to detail.

He told the Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung (via Bundesliga) that “he’s very structured, very well organized, meticulous, observes the opposition very closely and prepares the team very well for them.”

“He doesn’t just let Eintracht run their boots off. He adjusts tactics, tries to simulate the opponent during the week in training. Oliver has transferred his ideas of football well to his team because he works methodically, because there’s no chopping and changing.”


However, there are also drawbacks to his arrival, as Simms reports for inews.

Palace dealt Glasner drawback as journalist moots Parish issues

The 49-year-old has been central to fallouts with club chiefs at previous sides Eintracht and Wolfsburg, where he suffered strained relationships with the board and sporting directors over transfer policy.

As Simms points out, Palace “issues could arise” with Parish and Glasner in a similar fashion. He comes with a “risk” attached, namely due to his ambition and tendency to not hold back in regard to wanting full control. It will be very interesting to see what comes of this, as this could prove to be a match made in heaven or one doomed to fail.

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