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Tim Sherwood shortens for Crystal Palace role after Pulis exits

The London club now begin the process of hiring their fourth manager in the space of two years

Sherwood and Malky Mackay the favourites to become the next Crystal Palace manager

Tony Pulis has left Selhurst Park after less than a year in the job, with the Welshman unhappy with the way in which role was minimalized by Palace owner Steve Parish.

Parish recruited Iain Moody as head of player recruitment and it appears that Pulis endured a frustrating summer at not being able to land the players on his hit list as he looked to strengthen for the forthcoming campaign.

The London club now begin the process of hiring their fourth manager in the space of two years, with Malky Mackay installed as the early favourite although the money has come for Tim Sherwood in the past few hours.

Sherwood was manager of Tottenham last season after Andre Villas-Boas was removed from his post, with the former midfielder having turned down the opportunity to manage West Brom in the summer.

Mackay has obvious links with Moody and might be the eventual choice of Parish who has ultimately made a series of good decisions in Dougie Freedman, Ian Holloway and Pulis.

“I think it’s a very good club. I had two very long meetings with them and they offered me the position there as manager,” Sherwood told The Sky Sports Fantasy Football Club about his decision not to join West Brom.

“We carried on the discussions, personal terms and a little bit about who they may be bringing in. In the end, we decided it wasn’t going to be right.

“In the game I have always been told, ‘if in doubt, leave it out’ and there was too much doubt there for me. I decided, at this stage, the West Brom job wasn’t the right one for me.”

All odds were correct at time of posting.