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Roy Hodgson Eyes Up Ambitious Move For His Former England Star

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Roy Hodgson Eyes Up Ambitious Move For His Former England Star

The last time Roy Hodgson managed a team in a football match it was a disaster against Iceland in Euro 2016. Now the new Crystal Palace boss is hoping to add one of those players to his team.

Crystal Palace lost Sam Allardyce in the summer, spent ages trying to find his replacement and finally settled on Dutch legend Frank de Boer, which wasn't exactly a success.

Now in their darkest times they turn to former England manager Roy Hodgson and the last time they Roy was in the hot seat anywhere it was trying to explain his team's dismal ending to Euro 2016.

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Roy bowed out of England with the most awkward press conference in the history of football. Image: PA

The Three Lions weren't great for most of the tournament in France last summer but their dismal last 16 match with Iceland was the icing on the dreadful cake.

But the 70 year-old now has different problems to deal with as he starts his new job in charge of Palace who have no points from their first four games.

And, according to the Daily Mail, the former West Brom boss will look to a former England player of his in Jack Wilshere in the January transfer window.

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Wilshere played the opening 45 minutes of the game against Iceland. Image: PA

Hodgson is a big fan of the 25 year-old midfielder who played 29 times in an England jersey under his former manager, despite all of the injuries he usually has.

The Arsenal midfielder's contract at the Emirates runs out at the end of the season so he could be available for a cut price in January should Arsene Wenger decide he wants money rather than lose him on a free.

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Wilshere played on loan at Bournemouth last season. Image: PA

Only Joe Hart, Wayne Rooney, Gary Cahill, James Milner and Danny Welbeck featured more for England under their former international manager and Wilshere may like the idea of first team football.

The midfielder decided against moving on loan to Roma or AC Milan last season as he wanted to stay in England because of his young family, a move to south London would be favourable.

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It's certainly an ambitious move for Palace and Hodgson but one that could work out, now he just needs to work out how to get some points on the board- at least they don't have to face Iceland!

Topics: Jack Wilshere, Arsenal, Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace

Ryan Sidle
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