Tim Sherwood set to be appointed Crystal Palace manager
Sherwood odds-on favourite to replace Tony Pulis at Selhurst Park
August 18th, 2014
Malky Mackay was the initial front runner to become the next manager of Crystal Palace, although it appears that the Scot will be pipped by Tim Sherwood according to the latest odds.
Sherwood revealed recently that he turned down the opportunity to manage West Brom in the summer, although the former Tottenham boss appears to be close to agreeing terms with the Palace board.
Both Sherwood and Mackay were interviewed for the position over the weekend, with owner Steve Parish talking about wanting someone with an “intimate knowledge” of the Premier League as a player and manager.
Sherwood certainly ticks those boxes and many felt he was badly treated by Tottenham last season after taking the reins from Andre Villas-Boas and achieving a reasonably high win rate before effectively being told he wasn’t being considered as a long-term candidate.
William Hill offer a best price 4/9 about Sherwood being given the job, with Mackay a 5/1 shot and it appears that the Scot’s relationship with head of player recruitment Iain Moody will not be enough to land him the role.
Caretaker boss Keith Millen is out of the equation, with former West Brom boss Steve Clarke the third favourite although it appears that Sherwood will be installed ahead of the weekend.
It remains a mystery as to why Pulis left Palace last week, with Parish intimating that the former Stoke boss might have received a lucrative offer from another club although it appears that the Welshman was simply frustrated by a lack of spending in the summer.