Malky Mackay will not be Crystal Palace’s new manager…
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Malky Mackay will not become Crystal Palace’s new manager – according to reports in the Daily Mail – which claim that caretaker boos Keith Millen will remain in temporary charge for this weekend’s game with West Ham United.
Palace have pulled the plug on their move for the former Cardiff City boss, who was the firm favourite to replace Tony Pulis at Selhurst Park.
Pulis left last week after disagreeing with chairman Steve Parish, and it seems possible that the Palace chief also didn’t see eye-to-eye with the fiery Scotsman, who controversially left Cardiff last season after a bus-up with Bluebirds owner Vincent Tan.
The source explains that Pulis’s exit came after an argument with Parish over transfers. The 56-year-old helped the South London club to a stunning survival last year and wanted to progress this season. But after being locked in talks with Parish at a crisis meeting Pulis decided enough was enough, though he officially left through mutual consent.
Mackay was the front runner for the job, especially after the chairman’s comments at the weekend indicating he wanted experience and a swift appointment, but talks have now broken down.
Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood was thought to be rivaling Mackay for the position and is likely to be the new bookies’ favourite.