Crystal Palace poised to appoint Tony Pulisby Jack Kitson / 21 November 2013, 07:41Tweet
Crystal Palace are on the brink of finally naming Ian Holloway’s successor at Selhurst Park, with Tony Pulis poised to take charge of the struggling Eagles. The former Stoke boss could even be in the dugout for Palace’s game at Hull on Saturday, with media reports predicting an appointment within the next 24 hours.
Palace's lengthily and frustrating hunt for a new boss has reflected their on-field struggles as they have had to watch in despair as former favourites Chris Coleman, Martin O'Neill and Aitor Karanka all opted for other managerial roles. Even Pulis had rejected the club due to his wage demands and concerns over their current position in the table.
However, Pulis’ sensational u-turn - he will reportedly be offered a £1.5million-a-year salary, plus a staggering survival bonus - means that the London outfit can finally attempt to kick-start their season and they head into this weekend’s match gunning for a win against fellow new boys Hull.
If, as expected, the 55-year-old lands the job then he will certainly have his work cut out. We are now just over a quarter of the way into the new season and Palace are marooned at the bottom of the table having collected a pitiful four points from 11 games. They are remarkably without a win since August, although their goalless draw with Everton just before the international break ended a disastrous run of seven successive defeats. A win against a Hull side who are unbeaten at home could be just the anecdote that they desperately crave.