KEITH Millen has not ruled out taking the Crystal Palace job on a permanent basis if co-chairman Steve Parish offers it to him.
Following Neil Warnock's sacking this morning, Millen been put in caretaker charge for a third spell at Selhurst Park.
And the Croydon-born man is set to speak to Parish later today before preparing the team for Sunday's clash with Queens Park Rangers.
And both men will talk further following the game at Loftus Road.
"I think it's the chairman's decision, as always," said Millen.
"I am sure he will speak to me later on today and let the dust settle a bit and we really have to concentrate on the game tomorrow.
"Then there will be lots of conversations and see where he wants to take this club.
"It was surprise to hear this morning about Neil and we're all disappointed with the Southampton result.
"The first half performance was decent but we are not taking our chances at the moment.
We came into work this morning and then I got the phonecall from the chairman.
"It's been a shock for us all but we have to try and be professional.
"Neil came in and we had a quick chat. He then cleared his desk and stuff.
"It's a sad time and it's very difficult for all the staff because he kept us all here in his backroom.
"We're all disappointed but we do have to move on very quickly."