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Palace legend Thomas puts hand up for manager's job

Crystal Palace legend Geoff Thomas has put his hand up for the manager's job.

The former England international made 249 appearances for the Eagles and captained the side in the 1990 FA Cup final.

The diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukaemia shortly after retiring saw his focus switch away from the game, although he now admits he would love to succeed Ian Holloway at Palace.

"I was seriously interested in staying in football until I was diagnosed with the illness and my priorities completely changed," Thomas told the Croydon Advertiser.

"I would love the opportunity to get back into football but it's risky. There are a few people who have said they'd take them with me to Palace and I would jump at that but they haven't ended up getting the job.

"There are a few jobs that I would take no questions asked and if Palace came knocking that would be it, my bags would be packed immediately.

"It seems like all my team-mates have had a go, so I think I could do it. Steve Parish has got my number."

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