April 19, 2021

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Palace gave Fonseca pursuit a huge boost


Crystal Palace has potentially received a huge boost in their search for a new boss thanks to AS Roma.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the Italian giants have started talks with former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri over the prospect of his accession to Stadio Olimpico this summer.

Would Fonseca be a good match for Palace?

Definitely, really, definitely!

No, find someone else.

No, find someone else.

Of course, that would be great news for Steve Parish and the Eagles who have been linked with a move for current Roma manager Paulo Fonseca in case Roy Hodgson does not extend his current contract with the club.

The 73-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, so the club could certainly be looking for a new boss this summer.

If Sarri were to indeed succeed Roma, which would be his first management appointment in a lonely season at the helm of Juventus, then it would ease the process of luring Fonseca to Selhurst Park.

The former FC Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk man is also out of contract in the Italian capital at the end of the campaign, so with rumors about Sarri this would suggest that the club have no aspirations to extend his contract, which means it would be a transparent process to appoint him to Selhurst Park.

It would also eliminate the need to pay the Serie A squad compensation, an aspect that is sure to be attractive given the impact of the pandemic on the club’s financial situation.

So while the news about a former Chelsea boss might not be too exhilarating for the Eagles initially, it actually gives them a huge boost in their search for a new first-team manager as Hodgson’s contract continues to end.

AND in more news, find out why Fonseca’s meeting could be perfect for Palace…