Simon Jordan urges Crystal Palace to keep away from 50-year-old supervisor


Former Crystal Palace proprietor turned pundit Simon Jordan has urged his former membership to keep away from appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Roy Hodgson’s inevitable successor.

Now on the age of 76, Hodgson, whose Palace contract expires on the finish of the season, is sort of sure to retire on the finish of the marketing campaign.

And linked with a shock return to Premier League administration almost two years after leaving his publish at Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, in line with the Mirror, is one candidate being thought of to succeed the skilled Eagles boss.

Nevertheless, not a fan of the potential appointment, Jordan has expressed his considerations over Solskjaer taking one other top-flight job as a result of an underwhelming spell in control of the Pink Devils.

“I feel (Solskjaer) presided over a interval of decline in Manchester United, in requirements and outcomes,” Jordan informed TalkSPORT on Tuesday.

“The repercussions had been way more damaging than individuals have given credit score for.

“I feel he’s in all probability a really first rate soccer individual. However is he a frontrunner? I feel he was very lucky to have gotten the job. I dislike the rewarding of mediocrity. It was the tasteless main the tasteless.”

Occurring to elucidate why Palace ought to look past the Norweigan, Jordan added: “No (I’d not take him at Crystal Palace). Come on.

“I imply, look, he had good-quality gamers at Manchester United and so they carried him to a sure level. However once you’ve acquired right into a state of affairs the place you’ve acquired first rate Premier League footballers who require a distinct sort of administration, I don’t see him as a Premier League supervisor.”

Throughout his time within the Previous Trafford dugout, Solskjaer gained 91 video games out of 168, giving him an total win proportion of 54.17 per cent. Nevertheless, it was the 50-year-old’s failure to get the staff throughout the road and raise main silverware that broken his repute and finally left him with no job.


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