CRYSTAL Palace have reopened talks with Tony Pulis about becoming their new manager, national media reports suggest. The former Stoke City boss was the favourite to land the role immediately after Ian Holloway's departure on October 23, but speculation has since cooled, with reports suggesting his wage demands were in the region £1.5m per year. A number of names have been linked to the Eagles hotseat, including Aitor Karanka, Rene Meulenstein, Sean Dyche, Alan Pardew and Alex McLeish, to name a few. Dan Petrescu held talks with Palace over the weekend but it seems he is now out of the running, instead concentrating on duties with club Dinamo Moscow. And this evening, it has emerged Pulis is back in the frame for the position after conducting an interview on a regional radio station. He was quoted: "I've had a nice break with the family, but I want to get back in the game. "It's trying to find the right club. It's got to be a challenge. I enjoy picking clubs up and trying to make something of them. "The phone has been busy. I couldn't tell you if my next job is going to be up north, in the middle of the country or down south. "It's been nice to have a break and not worry too much. We'll see what happens." Caretaker boss Keith Millen has been preparing the squad for this Saturday's trip to Hull City, but should talks progress with Pulis, Palace would indeed be boosted by the 55-year-old's arrival.
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