Writing his weekly column for Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, Liverpool legend Jan Molby has said he understands the appointment, but pointed out it's not going to push the Selhurst Park club forward.
Frank de Boer was in charge for the first four of those losses, with Hodgson overseeing Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Southampton as life in the Selhurst Park hotseat got off to a hard start.
"Of course it's a challenge and of course it's tough, what isn't?" You have to work for these things.
The ex-England boss saw his side go down 1-0 to Southampton today in his first game in the hot seat, leaving the Selhurts faithful still longing to celebrate their first goal this season, let alone point or win.
Hodgson oversaw one of the greatest escapes in Premier League history with Fulham in 2007-08.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the 70-year-old said "The desire was there but unfortunately it was a frantic desire".
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"What as a manager or a coach can you do about that?"
London- When West Bromwich Albion players think back to the early days under Roy Hodgson, the memories that stick in the mind are of the shift in the intensity of their work on the training ground, the way they returned to the dressing rooms exhausted, and how their new manager never missed a trick.
"I can't score goals in those previous five games or change the points".
His sessions are very structured and for some players they will appear to be boring because of the repetition of the same tactical drills again and again and again.
"Sometimes odd things happen".
'You can see two banks of four, nearly quite a frightful side to watch at times.
He told the official Palace website: "This is very much the club of my boyhood, and I remember in my youth watching the club from the terraces at the Holmesdale Road end which gave me such fond memories".
As a result, De Boer lost his job, giving him the unwanted record of the shortest reign of a manager in terms of matches played in the Premier League era.