Tony Pulis is planning a shake-up of Crystal Palace's backroom staff and says Kevin Phillips will not be expected to continue in his assistant coaching role.
Veteran striker Phillips had been installed as assistant to caretaker boss Keith Millen in the wake of Ian Holloway's departure on October 23.
However, new manager Pulis wants 40-year-old Phillips to help Palace's Premier League survival battle by simply scoring goals.
"I'm hoping Kevin will help us on the pitch never mind off it," said Pulis.
"So that's my thought, that Kevin will get involved with that, because he still has a great deal to offer us."
Pulis met with the Crystal Palace board on Thursday night, to outline his initial plans for change.
The former Stoke boss intended to seek approval for his ideas before making any approaches or new coaching recruits.
"It's a chance to speak to the board members, go over my first impressions, and talk about what we can do initially to get things moving and make some changes.
"I'd like to bring a few people in, but where and when, that will depend on chats with the board of directors.
"It's only right to have those discussions there first of all."
Palace head to Norwich on Saturday on the back of a morale-boosting win over Hull last weekend, with Pulis expecting a fierce relegation six-pointer.
Fully aware his new side face a fight to stay in the top flight, Pulis said he would never have taken the job if he expected to drop into the Championship.
"The reason I've joined the football club is to stay in the Premier League," added Pulis. "If I thought it was a case of going down to come back up I wouldn't have joined.
"What we've done on the pitch this week has been difficult for them, but they have all responded brilliantly.
"If there's a criticism I've probably tried to get too much into them too quickly.
"But their attitude has been first class."