Crystal Palace are managed by club-legend Alan Pardew who returned to his old stomping ground in early 2015. Pardew enjoyed a cracking opening year in charge of the Eagles, but a worrying run of form in 2016 thrust his position under the spotlight, meaning he'll be looking to make a strong start to the new season.
Since the turn of the century Palace have been managed by a whole host of managers, including Steve Bruce, Neil Warnock, Iain Dowie, Ian Holloway, Tony Pulis, and George Burley. It was Holloway who successfully led the club back into the Premier League in 2013, while Pulis and now Pardew have helped establish the Eagles as a top-flight side.
A mixed set of recent results has seen Crystal Palace collect wins versus Sunderland, Stoke City, Middlesbrough and Blackpool while suffering adverse results at Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion and Southampton. Draws against Bournemouth and Manchester United has seen them show mid-table form at best.