According to TEAMtalk, Steve Parish is likely to have a multitude of options at his disposal if he decides to replace Roy Hodgson this summer.
The report states that interest in the Eagles job is very high, with two current Premier League managers believed to be keen on replacing the 73-year-old.
Now, this is where Parish has been handed a lifeline, a second chance if you will, to get it right for the south Londoners.
In what respect? Well, when Sam Allardyce informed the Eagles supremo of his resignation back in 2017, it gave the club a unique opportunity to actually stop, think and consider a long-term manager.
Not since promotion had we actually been given such a chance to make a considered managerial appointment.
We needed to think quickly to replace Ian Holloway after he resigned, and also Tony Pulis who submitted his own resignation on the eve of the 2014/15 season.
We’ve also been forced to make snappy appointments when replacing Alan Pardew and Frank de Boer, who were both sacked.
Ultimately, despite having time to choose, Parish’s decision to appoint De Boer after Allardyce’s exit backfired, and the rare opportunity went to waste.
Now, with interest in the Palace job high, Parish can have another go at making a proper, long-term managerial appointment.
We’re a London club, with exciting players, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for a manager to stamp his mark on the squad with 16 players out of contract this summer.
Who knows how long it’ll take for another chance like this to come up, where potential managers are queuing up for an interview?
Parish has to ensure he doesn’t waste this opportunity again.