CRYSTAL Palace have drawn up an initial four-man shortlist in the search for Tony Pulis' replacement, the Advertiser can reveal.
A source close to the club has told us that bookies favourite Malky Mackay, former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood, and ex-Newcastle and Norwich City manager Chris Hughton are on the list, alongside a manager from abroad.
We also understand that, though Mackay is the heavily-tipped favourite to succeed Pulis, he is not necessarily the nailed-on, number one target for Steve Parish and his board.
Scotsman Mackay has been out of work since being sacked by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan last Christmas, having got the Welsh side promoted to the Premier League for the first time in their history the season before.
Sherwood left Tottenham in the summer, just six months after taking over from Andre Villas-Boas and is known to be looking to get back into management, while Hughton left Norwich in April, four games before the end of a season which saw the Canaries relegated to the Championship.