In an interview, Crystal Palace coach Hodgson talked about Townsend’s frequent radio shows. He said: "Townsend wants to be a radio host? I think he is thinking about this too early."
Hodgson said in an interview: "I think it's too early. I don't think he needs to be a media person after retirement at this stage of his career (Townsend is now 29 years old)."
"This is what he wants to do. Of course he is smart and wise enough to manage this, but I will not encourage him to continue doing it."
"This will not cause any problems, but it is an additional workload for him."
"As far as his football career is concerned, he will continue to move forward. He may be at a good stage in some aspects of the game. He has been working hard and I think these aspects will improve."