Hodgson in no rush for new deal

03 March 2018 11:00:08 EST

Roy Hodgson has hinted that he would be interested in signing a longer contract with Crystal Palace but only at this time next year.

The 70-year-old succeeded Frank de Boer as Eagles manager in September and galvanised the club at first, although a lengthy injury list has contributed to a recent poor run that has seen them fail to win a Premier League match for almost two months.

They face Manchester United on Monday and are 5/1 to keep a clean sheet against Jose Mourinho's team and 16/1 to beat them 1-0.

When asked about the prospect of signing a new contract, Hodgson said: "I wouldn't ask [chairman] Steve [Parish] to do that at the moment. I'd say to him: 'Look, I'm not going to be running away. If, in a year's time, we are still where we are today and things are going as they are, the relationship is still good and you still think I'm the right man for the job, let's talk about it then'.

"I don't need to be tied up for longer periods of time. I didn't come to Crystal Palace to get long-term contracts. My long-term future financially is secure. At the age I am, and the career I've had, I’m not'at Crystal Palace to make moves up the ladder."

Meanwhile, Palace have signed the former Brazil international goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri until the end of the season.

The 35-year-old was a free agent following his release from Fluminense at the end of 2017.

Cavalieri said: "I am very happy to be here and have been training with the guys for some time now. The atmosphere in the dressing room has been really good and they have received me very well so we can talk a lot and get to know everyone. I am very happy with this opportunity."

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