Crystal Palace legend John Solako has leapt to the defence of under fire Eagles boss Roy Hodgson claiming he is the right man for the job.

Many fans have become dissillusioned with where the club is heading under the 72-year-old but Solako feels any decision to remove Hodgson would be hasty. 

Hodgson took the hot-seat at Selhurst Park in 2017 when the club were bottom of the Premiership having lost their opening four fixtures without scoring a goal, and although they lost their first three games under the one time England boss, they avoided the drop and finished mid-table.

Palace are now an established side under the former Inter Milan, Liverpool, Fulham and West Brom boss, and calls for a change at the top are wide of the mark says Solako who played over 200 matches for the Eagles. 

"He is absolutely the right man to be in charge," he told Love Sport Radio.

"He's got them disciplined, organised, and believing in the team ethic.

"Everyone knows their jobs, and it's all going fantastically according to plan.

"We'll pick up points over Christmas, and hopefully we won't flirt with relegation this time!"

The midfelder asked fans for a sense of realism, claiming therecent results against the Arsenal, Manchester City, Leicester and Chelsea need to be looked at with a pinch of salt. 

"We've had a horror run of fixtures, but Roy has done well" he added.

"In the Premier League, you have to look at games in batches and know which games you're going to pick up points in.

"The wins against the likes of Manchester United are bonus points, but you can't expect him to beat the big boys every time.