Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Crystal Palace: Steve Clarke or Neil Warnock to be new boss

Steve Clarke and Neil Warnock
Crystal Palace are to make a decision on who will be their next manager on Wednesday, with Steve Clarke and Neil Warnock the only contenders.
Both men were interviewed this week after Palace turned their back on Malky Mackay, and Tim Sherwood pulled out of the race to succeed Tony Pulis.
The London club are keen for caretaker manager Keith Millen to be integrated into the new set-up.
Pulis left on 14 August, just before the new Premier League season.
Clarke was sacked from his first managerial role at West Brom in December despite guiding them the previous season to eighth - their highest top-flight finish since 1981.
The 50-year-old Scot was previously on the coaching staff at Newcastle, Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool.
Warnock, who enjoyed a spell as Palace boss between 2007 and 2010, has been out of work since parting company with Leeds in April 2013.
In March, the 65-year-old turned down the opportunity to manage Nottingham Forest, who later appointed Stuart Pearce.

Crystal Palace managers since 2010

Keith Millen (caretaker) 14 Aug - present
Curtis Fleming & Lennie Lawrence (caretakers) Oct 2012 - Nov 2013
Tony Pulis Nov 2013 - Aug 2014
Dougie Freedman Jan 2011 - Oct 2012
Keith Millen (caretaker) Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
George Burley June 2010 - Jan 2011
Ian Holloway Nov 2012 - Oct 2013
Paul Hart Mar 2010 - May 2010
Warnock's stint as Palace manager ended as the Eagles went into administration and suffered a subsequent 10-point deduction. The club dropped from Championship play-off contenders to a battle against relegation, which they narrowly avoided.
Former Stoke City boss Pulis won the Premier League's manager of the year award last season after guiding Palace from bottom of the table, the position they occupied when he took over from Ian Holloway in November 2013, to an 11th-placed finish.
But he became frustrated by the failure to land a number of summer transfer targets and left the club by mutual consent only 48 hours before the start of the new season.
Mackay had been the favourite for the job until allegations emerged of misconduct during his time at Cardiff.
He has admitted sending offensive text messages and is alleged to have shared them with Iain Moody, who worked as head of recruitment at Cardiff before being sacked in October and quit his role as Palace's sporting director last week after the claims emerged.
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