REPORTS this evening suggest Tim Sherwood is emerging as the favourite for the Crystal Palace job.
The Guardian says Palace chairman Steve Parish today (Sunday) met the former Spurs boss, who is said to have made a favourable impression at his interview.
The report also claims ex-Cardiff manager Malky Mackay is still very much in the shake-up, with his former colleague Iain Moody already in place at Selhurst Park as sporting director.
In an interview broadcast on last night's Match of the Day, Parish said he was looking to make an appointment this week and added he wanted someone with an "intimate knowledge" of the Premier League "either as a player or manager".
Sherwood, 45, only has the last six months of the previous campaign in charge of Spurs on his managerial CV but he played most of his career in the top division, lifting the Premier League title as Blackburn captain in 1995.
Mackay managed Cardiff for the first half of last season in the Premier League, having got the Welsh side promoted, but was sacked at Christmas by owner Vincent Tan.
Parish's premium on Premier League experience could also see the likes of Steve Clarke, Chris Hughton, and Neil Lennon - all currently out of work - enter the running, but would appear to rule out current caretaker boss Keith Millen, who hinted after the 2-1 defeat at Arsenal that he'd like to be considered for the post.