Tony Pulis’ parting company with Crystal Palace may have come as a shock to the club and their supporters, but measures are being swiftly put in place to ensure that a new manager is brought in sooner rather than later, reports the Independent. Tim Sherwood and Malky Mackay have been the forerunners for the position ever since it opened up, but Glenn Hoddle has now been linked with the job as well.
The news comes a little over a week since Hoddle accepted a coaching role alongside Harry Redknapp at QPR. The Tottenham Hotspur legend is believed to have taken up his new job at Loftus Road under the proviso that it would lead to an opportunity to get back into management, though he may not have believed one would come so quickly.
Hoddle’s last managerial role was in 2006, when he was in charge of Wolves. Before then he had taken charge of the likes of Tottenham and Chelsea, as well as the England national team between 1996 and 1999. It is understood that Hoddle has applied for the post at Crystal Palace and that QPR would not stand in his way were he to get it. However, whilst Sherwood and Mackay have already been interviewed, Hoddle has not.
The Independent suggests that Palace will pull out all the stops to have a new manager in place by the time of their next Premier League game against West Ham on Saturday. Should they find a suitable candidate by then, there will also be a small amount of time left to negotiate within the transfer window, which could be crucial.