CRYSTAL Palace winger Jerome Thomas has admitted he didn't have much of a working relationship under Neil Warnock but has wished him well since his sacking.
Thomas has been included in the matchday squad in recent games and is hoping to get more of a chance under the new manager, which looked increasingly likely to be Alan Pardew on Monday.
The former Charlton and West Brom man believes the new boss needs to come in with their own ideas and plan – and stick to it instead of panicking when things could go wrong.
"We need to get a manager in as quickly as possible, get settled, get suited to a style of play and start winning games," Thomas said following the goalless draw at Queens Park Rangers.
"Of course the right appointment is the most important thing but that's down to the chairman. He obviously has a reason why he got rid of Neil and he obviously has a plan.
"It's his club so we have to trust him. I didn't really have a relationship (with Warnock), so good luck to him in the future.
"We obviously know who is available so we know what the options are but what direction the chairman is going to go is his decision.
"It's part and parcel of the game, the most important thing is to stick together as players, and start winning games. I don't think draws will be good enough.
"We need a manager that's going to be ambitious and be positive, we need more of that.
"They need to come in with a plan and stick to it. A lot of managers have a plan in their head and when things don't go well they change or they panic and revert to certain things.
"He needs to come in with a plan how he wants to play implement it, get players behind him and stick with it and I think with the players we have here, the ability, we've got everything.
"We've got players who can defend, wingers who can set up goals, strikers who can score, midfielders who work hard, we've got the perfect balance.
"It's not an outlandish job for a manager to come in and take. There's definitely something there just a bit of tweaking."