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Swansea boss emerges on Crystal Palace shortlist as Hodgson news breaks

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Steve Cooper is among those in contention to replace Roy Hodgson as manager of Crystal Palace, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Palace have this morning confirmed that Hodgson will step down from his role as manager at the end of the season, after a four-year stint in charge at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles will then look to appoint a replacement for the 73-year-old, with Frank Lampard and Steve Cooper among the contenders to replace him, as per Romano.

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Cooper was appointed Swansea manager at the start of last season, guiding them to a Championship play-off semi-final finish before losing to Brentford over two legs.

This season, the 41-year-old is looking to take the Swans one further, defeating Barnsley by a goal to nil in last night’s play-off semi-final first leg at Oakwell.

But if Swansea do not go up this season, Cooper could well leave for the Premier League regardless of his side’s fate.

The 41-year-old was in charge of England’s Under-17s’ before his appointment at the Liberty Stadium, guiding them to World Cup success in 2017.

The Verdict

This would be such an interesting appointment.

I think Cooper is an excellent, up and coming coach who has exceeded expectations and done such a good job in charge of the Swans.

The style of football his team plays is a joy to watch, and with the likes of Ebere Eze and Wilfried Zaha at the club, I think he’d be the right fit for Palace.

A lot depends on whether Swansea go up or not, and last night’s result was huge for them in their pursuit of Premier League football.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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