Bookies favourite Neil Lennon insists he has had no contact with Crystal Palace over their vacant manager's job. The former Celtic boss is 7/4 with some bookmakers to be the man to replace Tony Pulis at Selhurst Park. But the Northern Irishman has revealed that he is unsure why he is the favourite for the post. Speaking on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday night, he said: "I've nothing to tell you really. "There's been no communication, I don't know where this information [to make me favourite] is coming from." But Lennon did urge the Palace heirachy to make an appointment sooner rather than later in the wake of Saturday's 3-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace. "The sooner they get an appointment in the better," he added. "They look a little bit detached from the rest at the minute. They need a manager as quickly as possible." Lennon was joined on the panel at the BBC show by Les Ferdinand, who was part of a previous favourite Tim Sherwood's backroom team at Spurs. Sherwood has ruled himself out of the running, and Ferdinand believes that was due to the fact the Eagles looked set to appoint Malky Mackay last week. "He had the initial meeting and it went quite well," Ferdinand said. "But I think at the time he felt it was going to Malky so he just took himself out of the running." Mackay is now out of the running himself after reports emerged of racist, sexist and homophobic text messages sent between him and now former Palace sporting director Iain Moody.
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