Chris Coleman could be installed as Crystal Palace manager this week.

The London Evening Standard says Palace are confident of appointing a manager before the weekend with Coleman emerging as the clear favourite to succeed Ian Holloway.

After Tony Pulis and Martin O'Neill turned the club down, Wales manager Coleman is the leading contender.

Palace, bottom of the Premier League, are aware of the urgency of the situation but believe the new man will be in place for Saturday's game at home to Everton - and it is increasingly likely that it will be Coleman.

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