Palace legend Kenny Sansom has exclusively told Zap Sportz that he is ready, healthy and eager to help the club, after Frank de Boer’s exit.
It’s very early to sack a manager, only four league games into a season. Frank de Boer had a short time to organise the players, the system and work out the players’ best positions.
But, sadly, performances in the first few games haven’t been good enough. In any other business, with that sort of record, the person would be let go. Sadly, it’s just not been good enough.
It’s a strange sacking, but there’s been no goals and no wins. It’s a top-level record. And Crystal Palace don’t want that sort of record.
It looks like Roy Hodgson will get the job and I’d love to be involved with the club. I’ve watched the games closely. I’d love to be involved, to help individuals and team performances. If I could help in some sort of role, with the club that made me, that would be fantastic.
My problem with alcohol meant that I couldn’t help before, but I’m in a very good place and have been for a while. I could help now.
I honestly feel that I could make direct suggestions that would help players, individually and as a team. I’m in a really good place and ready to help. What better club for me than Palace, the club that made me.
Individual coaching is so important. I’ve had fantastic coaches in my career. I can explain things in a nice simple way. I got taught so well by Terry Venables. He taught me how to close people down. I’m in a position now to help my football club. They’ve helped me, now I want to help them.
I’d like to speak to the club and tell them what I have to offer. Now I feel it is so important for me to pass my help onto them. Now is the time.