Chris Coleman to hold talks with Crystal Palaceby Jack Kitson / 01 November 2013, 09:21Tweet
Crystal Palace are set to open talks with Wales manager Chris Coleman concerning the vacancy at Selhurst Park. The Welshman will have to decide whether to venture back into club management with Palace or accept a new contract from the Football Association of Wales. According to reports the unemployed duo Tony Pulis and Martin O’Neill have also been contacted by the Eagles, although the latest Next Crystal Palace Manager Odds now have Coleman as the odds-on favourite for the job.
Earlier this week Alan Pardew emerged as a surprise contender, however it seems unlikely that the Newcastle manager will actually leave the Magpies in order to return to his former club. Palace would have to splash out a considerable compensation fee as Pardew is only a year into a staggering eight-year contract at St James’ Park. Meanwhile the out-of-work Alex McLeish has expressed his interest in the vacancy, with Sky Bet pricing the Scot as a 33/1 long shot.
The managerless Eagles are currently preparing for Saturday’s trip to West Brom at the Hawthorns. They head into the game rock-bottom of the table and on the back of a savage six consecutive defeats. Caretaker boss Keith Millen will oversee the match but has ruled himself out of the running to take charge on a permanent basis.