MILE Jedinak says whoever replaces Neil Warnock as manager needs to retain Keith Millen on their backroom staff.
Millen is currently experiencing his third spell as caretaker boss and is set to take the team to Aston Villa on New Year's Day.
Alan Pardew looks set to be the man who steps into the hotseat, and he may want to bring in his own people to Selhurst Park.
Skipper Jedinak, though, is hoping Millen stays.
"There is no doubt - he is respected by the players," the 30-year-old told the Advertiser.
"Will he get the job full-time? I'm not sure. He has full respect from us, we saw that against QPR.
"A lot of that is down to what he said to us and he didn't stray away from things we're not used to.
"We all knew our roles and responsibilities."
By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)