Wednesday, 20th November, 2013

Former Stoke City manager Tony Pulis could soon be pulling the strings in the Selhurst Park dugout as he is believed to be in advanced talks to take over at Crystal Palace, according to the BBC.

The Eagles parted ways with manager Ian Holloway as the team slumped to the bottom of the Premier League table, with the newly-promoted Premier League side keen to get their campaign back on track.


Crystal Palace are currently hard-pressed at the bottom of the table with four points after 11 games, six points adrift of safety – a situation Pulis may not take kindly to.

Indeed, the former Stoke City boss has not been relegated in his 21-year career and has already gone on record to say he is keen to return to management but only if "the job is right".


One of the things Pulis is looking for on the table should he take over as Crystal Palace boss is carte blanche over the club's transfers come January, in order for him to save the club – and his record – from relegation.

Pulis started his managerial career with Bournemouth in 1992 and has since then led the likes of Gillingham, Bristol City, Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle and Stoke.

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