After sacking Patrick Vieira previously today, Crystal Palace have an immediate task on their hands in changing him rapidly, with among their possible targets apparently lingering for the West Ham job.
The Frenchman fell on his sword at Selhurst Park after not having the ability to inspire his side to get a single win from their video games in 2023, their last triumph beginning the last day of 2022 according to WhoScored.
It’s a brave relocation from Steve Parish and his fellow Palace directors, though if they’re able to protect Vieira’s replacement rapidly, with 12 video games still delegated play, the south London clothing have a combating opportunity of remaining in the English top-flight.
They do require to begin getting points on the board as, although their present 12th position would usually be viewed as reasonably comfy, at present they’re just 5 points ahead of basement club, Southampton.
To that end, a knowledgeable head to lead the group to security would be perfect, and it’s with that in mind that, according to London World, Rafael Benitez stays a prospect for the position. Indeed FourFourTwo note that the bookies have him as the preferred at this moment.
However, Daily Mail recommended in February that the Spaniard was on standby to see if David Moyes will be alleviated of his responsibilities at the London Stadium, and in which case he would take the task at the Hammers.
With that in mind, Palace must definitely strike Benitez’s name from their list.