Millen given no guarantees

Last Updated: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:30
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Caretaker boss Keith Millen has no idea if he will be kept on at Crystal Palace when the club appoint a new manager.

The Eagles are set to step up the search for Ian Holloway's replacement next week, with former Stoke boss Tony Pulis understood to be high on the shortlist of co-chairman Steve Parish.

Millen made half a dozen changes to what was Holloway's final starting XI in the 4-1 home defeat by Fulham on Monday for the visit of Arsenal, and for large spells they caused the Barclays Premier League leaders plenty of concern before eventually going down 2-0.

However, the 47-year-old former Palace apprentice accepts the upcoming backroom changes could see him also eventually follow Holloway out of Selhurst Park.

"No I haven't (been given any guarantees). I have not really had that discussion with the chairman," he said.

"I was proud to be asked to take over the team against Arsenal and enjoyed it, so I think it will be a case of the chairman decides on who he wants top bring in and the next question will be 'do I fit into that?'

"I have been here before. I am experienced now. I know how football works.

"If I am asked, I would love to stay and work at this football club.

Millen added: "The most important thing for me is you trust the people you are working with and people know me well enough in the game to know I work with people and I trust them.

"That is how I would expect it to be if I was the manager."

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