As things stand no one has got a clue who Crystal Palace intend to appoint as their new manager but the piece attached below gives a solid insight into who the Eagles may look to sign if they decide to offer well known Dutchman Frank de Boer the post at Selhurst Park.
Whilst it would be unwise to bet your life savings on de Boer, Pellegrino or Dyche at the time of writing, few would dispute that each man possesses their own unique skill-set likely to aid the club in moving on from the shock departure of Big Sam at the end of the 2016/17 Premier League campaign.
In Pellegrino and Dyche, the club would be getting a defensively sound, stoic boss whose first thought will always revolve around respecting the opposition’s strengths and finding a way to counter-balance them; de Boer’s approach, although exciting, presents a little more risk to the settled style of play adopted under the former England gaffer last season.
His possession based tactics may take a little getting used to for some of the playing staff currently on Palace’s books but we shouldn’t allow the failed experiment undertaken by Alan Pardew scar us from the potential of it working under the guidance of a different and altogether more tactically aware manager.
You don’t need me to tell you this but de Boer’s contacts within the game would almost certainly open the transfer market up to us more than at any stage in Steve Parish’s time as owner of the club. Of course, the names given in the article at the top of the page are nothing more than suggestions based on Frank’s history but they are far from unrealistic when you look at the bigger picture and would represent just a fraction of the player-base suddenly keen to relocate to south London if he were running the show.
Have a look for yourself and tell us what you think.