Crystal Palace Want Former Stoke City Boss Tony Pulis To Replace Ian Holloway

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Welshman left the Potters last summer. 

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Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish says that he will speak to former Stoke City head coach Tony Pulis about replacing the recently departed Ian Holloway as the next manager of the Eagles, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

Holloway decided to leave Selhurst Park by mutual consent on Wednesday after Palace’s 4-1 home loss to city-rivals Fulham in the Premier League on Monday night, the south-east London club’s seventh defeat in just eight league encounters so far this season.

And, despite Parish trying to make Holloway change his mind – the one-time Queens Park Rangers midfield player offered his resignation twice in the immediate aftermath of the loss to the Cottagers, before Parish reluctantly accepted it for a third time – the club announced his decision at a hotel in Soho on Wednesday morning.

Now Parish says that he would like to speak to Pulis about the possibility of the Welshman taking on the role, with the 55-year-old having been out of work since leaving the Britannia stadium at the end of last season.

“I will talk to Tony, to see if he is interested. Tony never got relegated from Premier League. He’s out of work and a manager with Premier League experience,” said Parish.

“We want continuity, not manager after manager. But Ian feels very strongly we have to stay in this division.”

Pulis was in charge of the Potters for two spells, the second of which between 2006 and 2013 was one of the most successful in the club’s history.

“Tony is one of my best mates,” said Holloway. “But does he even want to bother any more, after what he did at Stoke and the disgusting things that were said there?

“That’s football for you.”

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