- Oliver Glasner has been appointed by Crystal Palace to replace Roy Hodgson
- Jesse Marsch gave an insight into what Palace fans can expect from the Austrian
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Jesse Marsch has given an insight into new Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner and explained how his teams usually play.
Glasner was confirmed as Palace manager on Monday, just 80 minutes after the club announced that Roy Hodgson, 76, would resign, with the Austrian boss signing a deal until the end of the 2025-26 campaign.
Glasner most recently managed Eintracht Frankfurt until the end of last season, guiding them to the Europa League trophy in 2022, while also coaching Austrian sides LASK and SV Ried, along with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
Marsch has followed a similar career to the 49-year-old, managing Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, before the American faced Glasner’s team in Frankfurt when he coached RB Leipzig.
And, speaking as a guest at Sky Sports Monday Night FootballMarsch revealed what Palace fans should expect from Glasner.
Jesse Marsch has revealed what to expect from new Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner
Marsch, who appeared as a guest on Monday Night Football, explained how a Glasner team plays.
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“Their philosophy is to properly control the space and make sure it’s compact,” he said.
“But this 3-4-3 system is unique to Ollie. He did it at LASK and that’s where he first developed it and it was very successful.
‘He took them from the second division to the first and then took them to the Europa League.
“He has taken it with him everywhere, but he has made small adjustments. Without a doubt, he has had strong centre-backs, full-backs who can run the length of the field and attacking players who are creative, fast and like to play direct.
Hodgson’s departure from Palace comes after his former team were in the midst of a poor run, with the Eagles winning just three of their last 19 games in all competitions.
Their form has seen them dragged into the relegation battle, with Palace just five points clear of the drop ahead of their clash with Everton at Goodison Park on Monday night.
And Marsch felt they had the right players for Glasner’s fast, vertical and aggressive football, but admitted patience would be needed.
Glasner won the Europa League with Frankfurt during a highly successful spell at the club.
Marsch felt that Palace had the right players for Glasner’s style of play, but asked for patience.
He added: “I think Palace have the kind of athleticism and pace on the pitch to be able to adapt to the way Olly likes to play.”
‘But it will take time for them to understand all the tactics and all the behaviors or concepts.
‘And the big challenge for him is how to implement his system step by step so that he can now slowly evolve the team into what they want to become.
“But you also have to be pragmatic enough to make sure they get results.”