Crystal Palace to announce new manager early this week

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Reports from BBC Sport have today issued that Crystal Palace will be announcing their new manager early this week.

Malky Mackay was the frontrunner for the position, however, an investigaion by the FA is ongoing surrounding the former Cardiff City manager after sexist, racist and homophobic text messages were found on his mobile phone. Since then, Palace have ruled out Mackay from any position.

Tim Sherwood was said to be next on the list of candidates, however, a few days ago the former Spurs manager ruled himself out of the running as he claimed he was not wanted by the club. He was not seen as the number one choice and therefore he did not want to join the club.

Co-chairman, Steve Parish has insisted his club is nearing a conclusion to the manger-less situation, “”I have seen very few people, probably two, but I’ve spoken to other people about managers and doing background work and due diligence,” Parish said.

“Obviously I hope to try and have someone in the early part of this week, because we have got the transfer window closing next Monday.”

The new favourite is former Celtic boss Neil Lennon, touted with the Norwich City job before Neil Adams was offered the position, Lennon is currently without a club and is said to favour a move to the Premier League.

Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke has also emerged as a potential candidate for Palace, as well as current caretaker boss, Keith Millen.

Who will be given the tough role of taking over at Crystal Palace this season?