Crystal Palace have revealed that he will be contacting the former Reading manager Steve Coppell over the possibility of taking over the managerial job at the club. Crystal Palace recently lost the manager Dougie Freedman after they gave permission for Bolton Wanderers. They have been looking to bring in a swift replacement for the outgoing manager. They have now identified the former Reading manager Steve Coppell as an ideal candidate. Steve Coppell is famous for having taken Reading from the Championship to the Premier league. Even though he has not been as successful in his subsequent jobs, Coppell would be a great fit for the club according to the chairman.
Steve Coppell has often not expressed his interest at returning into football management. He is currently at Crawley town as the football director. He has enjoyed for different spells as the manager of Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace chairman has said that he will be consulting with Steve Coppell before taking any decision. Steve Parish has said that he will be looking to appoint a swift replacement such that their ambitions of the club do not get changed midway through the season. Crystal Palace have been struggling with finances for a long time, but they are currently fourth in the Championship table after a good start to the season.
“He’s always someone we would consider. But the situation has to be right for Steve and he would have to want to do it. I’m sure we’ll be taking his counsel at the very least. We’ve got to be respectful because he works for Crawley. He has always been a great friend to the club from when I took over with Steve Browett, Jeremy Hosking and Martin Long,” said the co-chairman of the club in a recent interview about the replacement for Dougie Freedman.