CRYSTAL Palace caretaker boss Keith Millen has admitted that should his side win against West Ham on Saturday, it puts him firmly in the frame for the managerial vacancy. Millen is set to be assisted by Ben Garner and Gerry Francis at Selhurst Park. And the Croydon man has been backed by co-chairman Steve Parish to take the side once again, one week on from Arsenal, and that it all depends on what direction the supremo wants to take. "I have spoken to the chairman, we've had conversations every day," said Millen. "That will remain private, but if we can get a result and three points on Saturday the obviously my case becomes stronger. "The chairman has said all along he will go out there and see what's available and then he'll make a decision on who he feels is the best person for the job. "I have been encouraged by the response of the players and the fans are fantastic. They will definitely support us on Saturday. "The chairman knows what I can do. It's just whether he feels now is the right time and who else is involved with other candidates." On Thursday afternoon, it was understood that Parish had contacted Chelsea to speak to their international head coach Dermot Drummy. But Millen is focusing on his own job and wants to impress Parish. "I have just seen what's coming up on the television, so that's news to me," he said on Drummy. "The good thing is, the chairman feels he doesn't need to rush and panic to appointing someone. "He has confidence in myself to do the job, so he has got time. He wants to make sure he gets the right person."Follow your Crystal Palace reporter on Twitter @MR_LWMedia for news and interviews, while you can follow our general sports account at @AdvertiserSport.
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