Eagles are also said to be considering Chris Coleman, Tony Pulis and Martin O’Neil for the role.
Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace may turn to former Real Madrid No 2 Aitor Karanka to take over from the recently departed Ian Holloway as the next manager of the south-east London club, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Eagles, who are currently propping up the top flight after the opening ten games of the season, parted company with Holloway last month following a 4-1 league loss to city-rivals Fulham at Selhurst Park.
However, Palace are still to announce the name of their new manager, and the latest figure to be linked with the vacant role is the 40-year-old Spaniard, who worked for three years alongside Jose Mourinho as the ‘Special One’s’ right-hand man at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“I know him very, very well. I think the club that gets him, whether in England or another country, will be a lucky club,” Mourinho said on Friday.