Hodgson admits he is 'not that bothered' over new contract talks

Roy Hodgson casts doubt over his Crystal Palace future as he admits he is ‘not that bothered’ over new contract talks… with 73-year-old’s current deal set to expire at the end of the season

  • Roy Hodgson has cast doubt over his future at Crystal Palace beyond this season 
  • The manager admitted he is ‘not that bothered’ if he is offered a new contract 
  • The 73-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the 2020-2021 campaign 
  • Palace are 15 points clear of the relegation zone after a 2-1 win at Newcastle

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson admitted he’s ‘not that bothered’ about whether he is offered a new contract before his current deal expires at the end of the season. 

The Eagles came from behind to beat Newcastle 2-1 at St James’ Park on Tuesday, leaving them 15 points clear of the bottom three.

Hodgson’s side now look set for another season in the top flight but the 73-year-old, who joined the club in 2017, cast doubt over whether he will still be in charge for the 2021-2022 campaign.

Roy Hodgson said he’s ‘not that bothered’ about being offered a new Crystal Palace contract with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season

When asked about his future after the game, Hodgson said: ‘I’m not bothered about that. I’ll let whatever happens happen there.

‘As far as I’m concerned I’m trying the best I can to enjoy every day in football still and I don’t know what the future holds, but at the same time I’m not that bothered quite frankly what the future holds.’

Jonjo Shelvey had put the Magpies ahead in the second minute but goals from Joe Riedewald and Gary Cahill gave Palace a vital three points. 

The Eagles came from behind to beat Newcastle 2-1 at St James Park and look set for another season of Premier League football

However, Hoodgson was left concerned at full-time after top goalscorer Wilfried Zaha was forced off with a suspected hamstring injury. 

Palace are already missing midfielders James McCarthy, Jeffrey Schlupp and James McArthur and defenders James Tomkins, Mamadou Sakho, Joel Ward and Nathan Ferguson.

‘We’re having a lot of trouble, really hitting a bad patch when it comes to players picking up injuries,’ Hodgson added.

‘I’m rather hoping it won’t be a serious one because Wilf’s got tremendous powers of recovery. 

‘To add him to the three players we lost at the weekend and the ones we lost in the past, it’s quite strange and the squad gets smaller and smaller.’

Hodgson was concerned after Wilfried Zaha was forced off with a suspected hamstring injury




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