KEITH Millen, who will take charge of Crystal Palace at Arsenal tomorrow (Saturday) has admitted Tony Pulis will be a "tough act to follow" as Eagles boss.
Arriving at Palace's Beckenham training ground on Friday morning, Milen told Sky Sports News that he was "shocked" to hear of the Welshman's exit when he received a phonecall on Thursday night from chairman Steve Parish.
Millen said: "We've been frustrated we haven't got the players in we wanted but we were all looking forward to the game yesterday.
"He'll be a tough act to follow."
Milen said his job now would be to focus the players on the trip to The Emirates, adding: "I'm going to have to speak to the lads this morning and try to get their heads around it and remember what a good pre-season we've had."
Asked whether he'd like the manager's job full-time, Millen said: 'It's too early for me to answer that. We've got to get over the shock of what happened yesterday and concentrate on tomorrow's game."