Alex McLeish has expressed interest in becoming Crystal Palace's new manager after the departure of Ian Holloway last week.
A flurry of bets on Chris Coleman, the Wales manager, have seen the odds on him becoming Crystal Palace manager shortened considerably, but McLeish has now thrown his hat into the ring, according to the Guardian.
McLeish has previously managed Aston Villa and Birmingham in the Premier League and has been on the look-out for another job since leaving Nottingham Forest last season.
"There hasn't been any contact yet but I am available as a free agent," McLeish told Sky Sports News. "Crystal Palace are in a position that's precarious for them but there's still a lot of points to play for.
"I've had those kind of challenges before and I've had some success and some failures, but if you've got a fighting spirit and good players playing to their strengths, then why can't Palace stay up?"
Chris Coleman, who seems like a likely candidate at the moment, has not commented on the situation but he has still not committed his future to Wales beyond November, despite having been offered a new contract.
Coleman has close links to Palace where he played 154 matches between 1991 and 1995.
Caretaker manager Keith Millen, who was on the bench against in last weekend's defeat to Arsenal, will remain in charge on Saturday when Palace play West Brom.
Other names to have been linked with the vacant managerial position at Crystal Palace are Tony Pulis, Martin O'Neill and Neil Warnock.
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