Palace want Marco Silva to replace Allardyce – reports

Date published: Wednesday 24th May 2017 1:51

Crystal Palace will give Marco Silva a difficult decision to make after they reportedly made him their first choice to replace Sam Allardyce.

The Hull City manager – effectively a free agent this summer after the Tigers were relegated – has impressed in his short spell in the Premier League and has expressed a desire to remain in England.

He has been approached about the Porto job in his native Portugal and with that comes a place in the Champions League as well as a likely title challenge, but a permanent job with an established Premier League side would be tempting.

Allardyce resigned on Tuesday and looks likely to retire (read about management being a young man’s game here), with Silva, Roberto Mancini and Sean Dyche all cited as potential replacements.

The Guardian claim that Palace are very keen to make a quick appointment as decisions have to be made about players’ contracts, while Wilfried Zaha is one player who may need persuading to stay.

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