Barnsley boss a big threat to Lampard's hopes of landing Palace role

Dyche and Cooper also in the running to replace Hodgson as Parrish closes in on his final choice.

Steve Parrish is closing on the man he wants to take charge of Crystal Palace next season, but Planet Sport understands that decision has not yet been made.

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen on landing the job. Following his departure from Chelsea in January, he feels The Eagles role could be the ideal next step for him.

However, sources have confirmed to us that others remain in contention - with the club set to confirm that this season will be Roy Hodgson's last with the club.

Palace considered making a move to replace the former England boss last summer, but they opted to stick with the veteran coach. However, his time in the Selhurst Park dugout is now set to end.

Hodgson has been with Palace since 2017 when he replaced Dutchman Frank De Boer - who lasted just four league games before being replaced.

Lampard is currently a firm favourite at 6/4, ahead of Burnley boss Sean Dyche, who was close to taking charge last summer.

One major advantage Lampard has is cost, with Palace needing to pay the Clarets to release Dyche from his contract at Turf Moor.

Palace have also shown an interest in Swansea boss Steve Cooper, who has a big reputation in the game. Barnsley chief Valerien Ismael is an intriguing option and a former Palace record signing.

However, it seems Lampard and Dyche are very much the leading contenders for Parrish - who has a big decision to make.

Betfair Spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom told us: "With the season approaching the final week, a lot of speculation is around who will be managing Crystal Palace next season. Frank Lampard has been the solid favourite for some time and he is currently 6/4 to be the next permanent manager at Selhurst Park.

"However, we have also seen interest from punters in Sean Dyche who is the second favourite at 13/5 to take over.

"The big market mover has been Barnsley boss Valerian Ismael, whose odds have crashed from 20/1 two weeks ago to 13/5 currently. Steve Cooper is behind them both at 17/2."

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