CRYSTAL PALACE are back on the hunt for a new managerial appointment after they were unable to reach agreement with Nuno Espirito Santo.
The former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager was the overwhelming favourite to replace Roy Hodgson.
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Bookmakers Betfair had priced the highly-rated Portuguese coach at 1/5 to take the reins at Selhurst Park.
But after lengthy negotiations – the two parties were unable to strike a deal and both are seeking other avenues.
It's believed the main source of the breakdown was over Nuno's sizeable backroom staff.
The 47-year-old wanted to bring a significant contingent to South London with him but the budget for their contracts couldn't be agreed.
The search for Hodgson's successor continues and there's a new favourite for the vacant position.
Next Crystal Palace Manager odds – Betfair
- Steve Cooper – 17/10 –
- Eddie Howe – 10/3
- Sean Dyche – 6/1
- Frank Lampard – 15/2 –
- Nuno Esprito Santo – 15/2
- Valerian Ismael – 9/1
- Chris Wilder – 9/1
- Scott Parker – 10/1
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Having been there or thereabouts in the betting market, Swansea boss Steve Cooper has been installed as the frontrunner at odds of 17/10.
Cooper guided Swansea to back-to-back play-off campaigns during his two seasons at the helm and led England to victory in the under-17s World Cup in 2017.
His closest challenger is former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.
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The 43-year-old remains a free agent having turned down the gig at Celtic because of underwhelming transfer options and more backroom staff disputes.
Howe has yo-yoed in the market having started as favourite and drifted out to double figures but he's back near the summit at 10/3.
Burnley's Sean Dyche and axed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard are available at 6/1 and 15/2 respectively with Nuno still lurking despite recent claims at 15/2.
Barnsley's Valerian Ismael and Chris Wilder are locked together at 9s with Fulham chief Scott Parker completing the list at 10/1.
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