Tim Sherwood favourite to succeed Tony Pulis

Tim Sherwood has emerged as an early favourite to succeed Tony Pulis as manager of Crystal Palace, reports Metro. Pulis has stepped down from his post at Selhurst Park amid reported disputes with the chairman Steve Parish regarding transfers.

Pulis is believed to have fallen out with Parish following a series of unsuccessful attempts to buy new players this summer. The former Stoke boss only assumed his role at the Eagles in November, from which point he took Palace from the bottom of the Premier League table to an 11th place finish. However, he has now left the side manager-less with just 2 days to go until the start of the new season, sparking minor chaos.

Sherwood finished last season as manager of Tottenham Hotspur, but was promptly removed from his position by the White Hart Lane board members. A move that was viewed as a little harsh and controversial at the time, Sherwood could find himself quickly put in charge of another London-based Premier League club, should early speculation turn out to be true.

It is expected that Palace will act quickly to bring in a new face, in order to avoid spending a significant period of next season without a first team boss. Along with Sherwood, Malky Mackay, Neil Lennon and David Moyes are being listed as early contenders for the position.

Updated: August 15, 2014 — 7:30 pm
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