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Friday 15 December 2017

Six contenders to take over from Tony Pulis at Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis
Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

Crystal Palace are seeking a new manager after Tony Pulis surprisingly left the club two days before the new season gets under way.

Malky Mackay

Out of football since leaving Cardiff last season, Mackay is highly rated by many in the game and has close ties to Palace sporting director Iain Moody. It was Moody's dismissal as Cardiff's head of recruitment by owner Vincent Tan that appeared to spark the turbulence which led to Mackay being sacked in December, before the Welsh club were relegated in May.

Malky Mackay has reached a settlement with Cardiff over his sacking from the club

Neil Lennon

Former Celtic manager Lennon is keen to land a top job in England. After winning three successive Scottish league titles, the Selhurst Park job would be an entirely different kind of challenge for the Northern Irishman.

Neil Lennon

David Moyes

Could the former Everton and Manchester United boss be tempted by a swift Premier League return? The Scot may bide his time in anticipation of a bigger club coming in, so it looks a long shot.

David Moyes had a spell to forget as Manchester United boss

Keith Millen

The former Bristol City manager has been serving as number two to Pulis. Has no Premier League management experience so it would be a gamble were Palace to plump for the 47-year-old.

Keith Millen believes that Crystal Palace have what it takes to stay up

Tim Sherwood

Cut his teeth as a manager at Tottenham last season, and was certainly not afraid of speaking his mind, which rubbed some up the wrong way. He is keen to get back into work and at the top level.

Tim Sherwood wants to get straight back into management

Glenn Hoddle

Appointed to QPR's coaching staff this week, R's boss Harry Redknapp has signalled it could be a stepping stone to a big job in management for the former England and Chelsea boss. Hoddle last managed in the top flight at Tottenham, who sacked him in 2003.

Glenn Hoddle is back in club football

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