Crystal Palace have held initial talks with Martin O'Neill who they view as a possible successor to Ian Holloway after he was sacked last week.
O'Neill, also a leading candidate to take over the Republic of Ireland job vacated by Giovanni Trapattoni, is not the only person to have been approached by Palace who have also held talks with former Stoke boss Tony Pulis.
The former Northern Ireland international , who was sacked by Sunderland in March, is understood to have spoken to the Palace co-chairman Steve Parish, who is overseeing the appointment process, on Sunday when the top flight's bottom club sought to gauge his interest in the position.
That meeting was followed by talks on Monday with Pulis, who has been linked with a move to Selhurst Park since Holloway's departure last week.
O'Neill is a leading candidate for the FAI while Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane are also being viewed as the other leading contenders.