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Crystal Palace suffer seventh straight defeat as Coleman becomes favourite for manager spot

PUBLISHED: 12:30 04 November 2013

West Bromwich Albion's Gareth McAuley beats Crystal Palace captain Mike Jedinak to score the second goal. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

West Bromwich Albion's Gareth McAuley beats Crystal Palace captain Mike Jedinak to score the second goal. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

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Crystal Palace lost their seventh consecutive league game at West Brom on Saturday, as their search for a new manager continues.

Strikes either side of half-time from England U21 star Saido Berahino and Gareth McAuley saw The Eagles sink to a 2-0 defeat, and remain rooted to the foot of the Premier League.

Caretaker manager Keith Millen remains in charge at Selhurst Park, though Wales boss Chris Coleman has become frontrunner for the permanent role at Palace.

After Ian Holloway’s departure it was former Stoke City boss, Tony Pulis, who seemed set for the role - but his name has since slipped from the lips of those in SE25.

Following behind Coleman as the bookies’ second choice is Aitor Karanka, who spent three years as Jose Mourinho’s assistant manager at Real Madrid.

The former Spanish international defender had been linked with the vacant post at Middlesbrough, but has since seen his odds slashed to 5/2 for the Palace role.

If a new manager is appointed this week they will face an in form Everton side at Selhurst Park on Saturday, kick off at 3pm.

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