Tony Pulis admits ‘itchy feet’ as Crystal Palace speculation heats up

PUBLISHED: 12:19 25 October 2013 | UPDATED: 12:19 25 October 2013

Former Stoke City manager Tony Pulis. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Former Stoke City manager Tony Pulis. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

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Former Stoke City boss Tony Pulis says he has “itchy feet” as speculation grows that he will take charge at Crystal Palace.

Following Ian Holloway’s departure on Wednesday after 11 months at the helm of The Eagles, chairman Steve Parish confirmed the club will be conacting Pulis about the vacancy.

Working as a pundit for ITV yesterday, Pulis said: “Speculation is speculation. I’ve enjoyed my break but you get itchy feet.”

Palace chairman, Parish, says the club haven’t contacted Pulis yet - but will “definitely” have a chat with him.

Speaking yesterday, he said: “His name keeps being mentioned but he may be happy with whatever else he is doing.

“We’ve got a long list we have made, hopefully with everybody and anybody on it. We will start contacting people who are out of work and try to arrange some time to see them.

“But we will have conversations with all the usual suspects, all the obvious candidates, and maybe some not so obvious.

“We will try and make a quick decision but we will try and make a right decision.”

Pulis remains the bookies’ firm favourite, with Bet365 giving odds of 8/11 and Paddy Power offering 4/6 for his arrival.

Elsewhere, Martin O’Neill and Avram Grant are names further down the candidate list - joined by the likes of Gianfranco Zola, Mike Phelan and Alan Curbishley.

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