Crystal Palace is a “huge opportunity” for Oliver Glasner, who won’t have to make “huge claims” to quickly win over the fanbase.

That’s according to former Crystal Palace midfielder Johnny Ertl, who believes the Austrian could find success easy to come by at Selhurst Park.

Glasner was confirmed as the new Crystal Palace manager earlier this week after Roy Hodgson elected to step down from his position following a difficult few month in charge that had culminated in fan protests against him and the board.

He took the decision to walk away and the club have since wrapped up a deal for Glasner, who will take charge for the first time this weekend after watching the draw with Everton on Monday.

Glasner joins the Eagles with them currently sitting five points outside of the relegation zone in 15th place in the season, with just one win in their last five league games.

But Ertl, who spent two years playing for Crystal Palace during his own playing career, doesn’t believe it will take much to turn the mood at the club around.

“I’m still very connected to the club. Especially with the fans,” he told Der Standard.

“(They’re a) perfect match. It’s a huge opportunity for Glasner because he can implement his ideas, his structures and his DNA. And he has already achieved that at his previous clubs. And for the club it is also a huge opportunity for reorientation.

“With this squad he has to stay at the top, no question about it. The club is very special, you get off at the train station, walk past a few pubs and suddenly you’re at Crystal Palace.

“A special atmosphere. The fans are fantastic. There are no huge claims. A solid midfield position and a clear game structure and they would be happy. And what Glasner has achieved at his previous clubs would be a huge success.”