TONY Pulis has been confirmed as the new manager of Crystal Palace. The 55-year-old Welshman has been locked in talks with Palace all week, with his appointment officially confirmed by the club on Saturday lunchtime. Pulis has agreed a two and a half year contract and will watch this afternoon's match at Hull City from the stands. His first game in charge will be next weekend's home clash with relegation rivals Norwich City. The appointment brings to an end Palace's month-long search for a new boss, with the likes of Chris Coleman and former Man Utd coach Rene Meulensteen previously linked with the role, while Palace chairman Steve Parish flirted with the idea of bringing Iain Dowie back to SE25. But Pulis - a man who has never been relegated as a manager - is the man charged with keeping Palace in the Premier League. No announcement has yet been made on the make-up of Pulis' backroom staff, though reports suggest he'll bring his assistant from Stoke City Dave Kemp - a former Palace player - to Selhurst Park. Caretaker boss Keith Millen will remain in charge for today's game against Hull.
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