Pulis puts ball in Palace's court

Last Updated: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:24

Tony Pulis is expected to be at Palace's Premier League clash against Hull City on Saturday as he is a strong favourite to take charge.

The club have confirmed that caretaker boss Keith Millen will address the media at the pre-match press conference on Friday while talks to bring the former Stoke City manager in remain ongoing.

Pulis was initially the first choice of Palace officials when the decision to part company with Ian Holloway was made a month ago.

But the 55-year-old Welshman was deemed too expensive and other candidates came to the fore with Dan Petrescu, Chris Coleman and Karl Robinson all being supported in the volatile betting markets for the next Palace boss.

However, the search appears to have come full circle with sources indicating that Pulis will take the job if the club meet his demands in the next few days.

Pulis has met with chairman Steve Parish and feels he will be granted the traditional powers of a manager by being responsible for hiring and firing his own players.

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