No, Hodgson has to earn the public’s respect – by turning Palace from a bunch of losers into a team of winners.
It will be tough. Ex-England managers rarely enjoy the sort of success they did before taking on the biggest job in the land.
Indeed, in the last 30 years, only the late, great Sir Bobby Robson and, to some extent, Graham Taylor, could claim to have done so.
Others, such as Glenn Hoddle, Kevin Keegan, Steve McClaren, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Fabio Capello and Sven Goran Eriksson, have failed miserably.
So can Hodgson swerve the worryingly large graveyard reserved for dumped, has-been Three Lions coaches?