Coppell, Noades lined up for Palace return

Steve Coppell is being linked with a return to Crystal Palace.

The News of the World says Coppell could make his return to management with debt-riddled Crystal Palace - if Ron Noades has his way.

The former Eagles chairman has expressed an interest in rescuing the South London outfit with Coppell, his manager at previous club Brentford, being given the arduous job of keeping them in the Championship.

Should Noades take over, current boss Neil Warnock will be free to join a more financially stable club, rumoured to be London rivals Queens Park Rangers.

In a measure designed to keep the administrators happy, Coppell would sign a short-term deal, earning less than his predecessor. He and Noades have been prominent in the club's recent history - with Coppell having had four spells as manager while Noades was chairman from 1980 to 1998.

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