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Malkay, Lennon, Clarke in the running for Palace job

Crystal Palace broke their silence on Friday over the abrupt departure of manager Tony Pulis, 56.

They confirmed it had been by “mutual consent”.

Speculation has already opened into who might take over from Pulis with Malky Mackay, Neil Lennon and Steve Clarke prominent in the early betting, Sky Sports requested.

He left the club on Thursday after talks with chairman Simon Parish, prompted by disagreements over the Premier League club’s transfer policy.

Palace announced in a statement on their website on Friday that Keith Millen will be in temporary charge of the team for our opening Barclays Premier League game against Arsenal this Saturday.

Pulis was appointed manager in November and led Palace to survival and an impressive 11th place finish, an achievement that earned him the Premier League manager of the season award.

Frustrated

But he had grown frustrated by Palace’s failure to push through deals for various players he targeted to strengthen the squad.

Pulis’ exit came less than 48 hours before Palace kick off their campaign with a daunting fixture at the Emirates Stadium.

 

 

Source: AFP, Sky Sports

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