WATCH! Danny Murphy, who played under Roy Hodgson at Fulham, tells @JimWhite that the 70-year-old would be an “astute” appointment by #CPFC pic.twitter.com/YnmSkI5TcK— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 11, 2017 1 Roy Hodgson is set to be appointed as Crystal Palace’s new manager Roy Hodgson will be an “astute appointment” and “safe pair of hands” as Crystal Palace manager, Danny Murphy has told talkSPORT.The 70-year-old boss is set to take charge at Selhurst Park in the next 24 hours after Frank de Boer was sacked just four games into his reign.Hodgson’s reputation took a battering after he quit as England boss following a humiliating Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Iceland.But he has vast experience at Premier League level, having previously enjoyed success with Fulham and West Brom, and Murphy is backing his old boss to be a hit at Palace. The former Fulham midfielder told Jim White on talkSPORT: “He is a very safe pair of hands, very organised. It is a very astute appointment.“You are not going to get get free-flowing, attacking football from Roy with a side that doesn’t have the type of players that are really capable of doing it and dominating possession, but he will work out their strengths and weaknesses and play to them.“What he did at Fulham was remarkable, what he did at West Brom was remarkable. Yes, the Liverpool year was awful for him but there were lots of mitigating factors there.“You will get people jumping on the England bandwagon and saying, ‘oh, because he failed at England, he is useless. Steve McClaren failed at England and he is useless’. But if you look at those two, they have had tremendous success at club level, so he is a very safe pair of hands for Crystal Palace.”Murphy’s opinion on Hodgson is not shared by fellow talkSPORT pundit Joey Barton, however. Barton told Monday’s Sports Breakfast that Hodgson ‘has no charisma’ and is NOT the right fit for the Palace job – READ MORE of his thoughts here!