Liverpool’s worst manager in recent times, Roy Hodgson, is set to return to management at Crystal Palace—and Reds supporters have been left stunned by the news.
Hodgson is one of the least popular individuals in Reds history, with his disastrous six-month reign in 2010/11 threatening to relegate the team at one point.
Palace made the harsh decision to sack Frank de Boer on Monday, and while the decision has come as a shock to many, his replacement is even more unfathomable.
Hodgson looks almost certain to take charge at Selhurst Park—a job he doesn’t merit at all after his embarrassing spell as England manager.
Then again, Sam Allardyce took over at Palace after a one-match stint with the national team.
Unsurprisingly, Liverpool fans and non-Reds alike have been putting the boot in somewhat; here’s the best of the reaction.
Not sure what's more ridiculous. Sacking De Boer after 4 games or giving the job to Hodgson.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) September 11, 2017
— Gareth Roberts (@robbohuyton) September 11, 2017
Roy Hodgson back in the premier league? ? Brings Paul Konchesky out of retirement to captain Palace and resurrects Charlie Adam ?
— Indigo ? (@IndigoLFC) September 11, 2017
— Jason Roberts (@_JasonRoberts_) September 11, 2017
Bet Hodgson is gutted the Croydon Literary Festival was last weekend and he has to wait a whole year for the next one
— Martin Fitzgerald (@4hundredblows) September 11, 2017
Hodgson now probably keeps Palace up & receives loads of credit, when keeping De Boer would've seen them thrive far more eventually.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) September 11, 2017
Ah well, if it is going to be Hodgson at least we'll find out if Benteke's any good at taking corners. #CPFC
— Kevin Hunter Day (@kevinhunterday) September 11, 2017
Imagine getting promised years of Crufffian gorgeousness and being given Roy "Just fucking launch it" Hodgson literally two months later.
— Alex Hess (@A_Hess) September 11, 2017
Sacking an exciting,young,Dutchman after 4 games & appointing a
70 y/o, washed up cabbage like Hodgson is the most Brexit move in PL history
— Raj Chohan (@rajsinghchohan) September 11, 2017
Sacking Frank de Boer and hiring Roy Hodgson. ??
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) September 11, 2017
Sacking de Boer and hiring Hodgson is like kicking over a dumpster fire & setting the building on fire. Relegation bound
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) September 11, 2017
Actually been nice to have a timeline not chock full of crowing about Hodgson's team losing.
— Steven Kelly (@SteKelly198586) September 11, 2017
If Roy Hodgson has anything about him, at his unveiling he will say: "I don't know why I'm here."
— Will Unwin (@Will_Unwin) September 11, 2017
SUMMARY: When Crystal Palace fans hear Frank De Boer has been sacked…but will be replaced by Roy Hodgson. ?https://t.co/HTeB8I5jKi
— SPORF (@Sporf) September 11, 2017
Wilfried Zaha must be buzzing to play under Hodgson.
— Tom McMahon (@TomMc_Sports) September 11, 2017
Oh Crystal Palace you fools! The Hodge is back ?
— Aaron Cutler (@aaron_cutler) September 11, 2017
My deepest sympathies, Crystal Palace #Hodgson
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) September 11, 2017
The real shame of it is we're not going to get a chance to play Palace until after Hodgson gets sacked.
— Liverpool Offside (@LFCOffside) September 11, 2017
Take Neville FFS! https://t.co/qCiS1otcXG
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) September 11, 2017