Crystal Palace’s search for a new manager has suffered another blow with the news that Tim Sherwood has now pulled out of the running.
Palace co-chairman Steve Parish is keen to make a quick appointment following the departure of Tony Pulis on the eve of the new Premier League season, but he is struggling to do so.
Palace looked set to appoint Malky Mackay but the former Cardiff boss immediately dropped out of the running after it was revealed he is being investigated by the Football Association over allegations he sent homophobic and sexist text messages while manager of the Bluebirds.
Sherwood was in the running and was interviewed by Parish for the position last week.
However the former Tottenham boss has now pulled himself out of the race, claiming that Palace are not the ‘right fit’ for him at this stage in his career.
Palace find themselves in a bit of turmoil after Iain Moody also resigned as sporting director and Sherwood feels now is not the right time to take charge at Selhurst Park.
The transfer window is also set to close and whoever does take charge will not have much time to draft in the players that are desperately needed.
Keith Millen looks sure to remain in charge for this weekend’s home clash with West Ham United, and the Eagles are priced at 2.47 to pick up the three points.
West Ham, who kicked off the new season with a 1-0 home defeat against Tottenham, are 2.92 as the pressure starts to mount on Sam Allardyce. The draw is 3.10.