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Tony Pulis in 'advanced talks' to become next Crystal Palace manager

PUBLISHED: 12:34 21 November 2013 | UPDATED: 12:35 21 November 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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Tony Pulis is reportedly in advanced talks to become manager of Crystal Palace.

The former Stoke City boss was an early favourite for the role at Selhurst Park after Ian Holloway left late last month.

It is understood The Eagles’ co-chairman Steve Parish is keen to see Pulis in the dugout for the away trip to Hull on Saturday.

He was appointed manager of Stoke in 2006 for a second time, leading them to the Premier League two years later - where they have remained since.

Pulis admitted having “itchy feet” when linked with the job last month, while Parish confirmed he would “definitely” be speaking to the 55-year-old.

The search for a new Palace boss has been a month-long saga involving names such as Dan Petrescu, Aitor Karanka, Ian Dowie and Sean Dyche.

However, a number of bookies have closed betting on Pulis taking over - with Paddy Power still offering odds of 1/8.

The Eagles remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League with just a single win this season.

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