Frank Lampard ‘in talks with Crystal Palace’ over replacing Roy Hodgson

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Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is in talks with Crystal Palace executives to take the reigns at the London based side next season.

Palace – who currently sit in 13th – have announced they are parting ways with current boss Roy Hodgson when his contract expires at the end of the campaign.

Lampard has been out of work since late January when he was sacked by Chelsea, however, according to reports, he is top of Palace's list of potential replacements.

Hodgson, on the other hand, is leaving Palace after three years, and he successfully steered them clear of relegation during his first campaign.

"Crystal Palace are still in contact with Frank Lampard and his agents as potential new manager – talks progressing.

"Abdallah Sima from Slavia Praga is among the options as new signings, also in case Lampard will be appointed," transfer-guru Fabrizio Romano tweeted.

Lampard's major selling point is his deployment of youth, and after reports that Steve Parish wants to change up Palace's style, he could move for the former England international.

However, Valérien Ismaël, Steve Cooper and Sean Dyche have been considered as potential replacements, should Lampard be off the table.

Barnsley have issued a formal “hands-off” warning over Ismaël, who is a former Palace player; Dyche has a year left on his deal at Burnley.

Cooper’s future will depend if Swansea City secure promotion to the Premier League in the Championship playoffs this weekend.

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