Premier League: Betting suspended on Malky Mackay becoming Crystal Palace manager
Last Updated: 19/08/14 10:39pm
Malky Mackay: Set for Selhurst Park post
Bookmakers have suspended betting on Malky Mackay becoming the next Crystal Palace manager.
Tim Sherwood and fellow former Tottenham coach Glenn Hoddle have also been linked with the job but the latter has since been ruled out by Sky sources and it now appears that Mackay is in pole position to take charge for the weekend game against West Ham.
The 42-year-old, who worked alongside current Palace sporting director Iain Moody at Cardiff City, held a second round of talks with co-owner Steve Parish on Monday over the role vacated by Tony Pulis last week.
Mackay, who began his managerial career at Watford in 2008, steered Cardiff to the Championship title in 2013 before he was sacked by City just six months later, one month after Moody had left the club.
Pulis left Selhurst Park last week following a disagreement with Parish over the club's transfer policy.
Palace, under caretaker boss Keith Millen, lost 2-1 in their opening game of the season at Arsenal on Saturday, less than 48 hours after Pulis' shock departure.