KEITH Millen is hopeful of being part of Tony Pulis' backroom team after lifting Crystal Palace off the foot of the Premier League table in his final game as caretaker boss.
Millen oversaw a scrappy, but vitally important, 1-0 victory at Hull to end his four-match spell at the helm on a positive note and has now handed the reins to Pulis (right).
The former Stoke manager has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract and will begin work with his new side above Sunderland on goal difference, a significant psychological boost for the start of his tenure. The man who provided that lift, Millen, is uncertain how long his services will be required by the Pulis regime, but is keen to remain at the club.
"I'd love to stay. I know Tony from previous clubs and I'd love to be in his plans," said Millen.
"I'm sure we'll sit down together and have discussions about a lot of things over the next few days.
"I've spoken to the chairman (Steve Parish), I'd like to stay and I've said that from day one."