So it turns out a humiliating Euro exit at the hands of minnows Iceland isn’t a career-ender.
Roy Hodgson is back in top-flight football after replacing Frank De Boer at Crystal Palace, and Paddy Power fancies the chances of the ex-England boss keeping them up.
The Eagles are rock bottom after a shocking start to the season, but we’ve gone 4/6 for the London side to beat the drop this season.
A bright start will be just what Hodgson is after – and we’re offering 7/5 for Palace to beat Southampton this weekend.
And while the plush Sky Sports studio seems to suit Gary Neville, we’ve got 6/1 for G Nev to join his old England coaching pal at Selhurst Park.
The trigger-happy Crystal Palace board have taken some stick this week, and the bookmaker also gives odds of just 6/4 for Hodgson to be axed by Christmas.
Paddy Power said:
“You’d have thought that defeat to Iceland would have put a freeze on any more job offers for Hodgson, but Crystal Palace need a safe pair of hands and the odds suggest they’ve got the right man to keep them up.”
4/6 To keep Palace up
6/4 Hodgson to be gone by Christmas
7/5 To win next game
3/1 To see out contract
6/1 To hire Gary Neville
*All prices correct at time of posting