The pair didn't see eye-to-eye at Stoke last season.
"Everything has been up in the air but Tony will bring stability, solidity and organisation. That's why he had so much success at Stoke and I'm sure he'll bring that here. He'll bring all his experience as a manager who's never been relegated.
"It isn't a big ask to stay up. We're three points off safety with 25 games to go. What sort of big ask is that? There aren't three games to go, are there? We have been picking up of late, while others, like Sunderland and Norwich have lost.
"Under the new manager we can look forward to being more resilient. He'll shore us up, and we won't concede as many as we have been doing in recent weeks. Tony brings what it says on the tin. The boys, I'm sure, will look forward to working with him, and I'm equally sure Tony will look forward to working with us.
"If Stoke call me back, they call me back. But, for the time being, I'm committed to Crystal Palace. I'm part of this and it's a good thing to be a part of at the moment."
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