In the week that Crystal Palace sank to the bottom of the Premier League, their search for a new manager seems to be veering towards a conclusion.
Former Stoke City manager Tony Pulis appears to be the preferred candidate at Selhurst Park, although it seems the Croydon club may have a job on their hands persuading Pulis to take up the managerial spot.
The Welshman left the Potters earlier this year, having spent seven seasons in charge at the Britannia Stadium.
With Palace sitting bottom of the league with a solitary point, many fans have surrendered to the high possibility they’ll be playing Championship football once again next season.
However, co-chairman Steve Parish has targeted Pulis as the man to save the Eagles’ from relegation and take up the role that Ian Holloway resigned from last week.
The 55-year-old has been out of a job since leaving Stoke in May and has revealed he’s open to the prospect of taking over the reigns at the Premier League club.
Pulis was earning in the region of £1.5million a year at Stoke and is expected to request a similar salary if he was to move down south.
In a managerial career that has stretched over 21 years and seen Pulis at six different clubs, he has never suffered relegation, meaning a move to Crystal Palace endangers his record and will present him with arguably the toughest challenge he has faced.
The south London side travel to the Hawthorns on Saturday and it is unlikely a new boss will be in the dugout by then, but it seems inevitable that Pulis will take the hot seat at Selhurst Park if the price is right.
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