Reliable reporter Alan Nixon has insisted that current Swansea City manager Steve Cooper is not nailed on to take the vacant Crystal Palace job.
The Lowdown: Parish’s manager woes
Steve Parish is yet to have any concrete success when it comes to searching for Roy Hodgson’s long-term successor.
The Eagles were in talks with former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo and were thought to be closing in on the Portuguese coach.
However, a deal fell through due to finances involved in a possible move. Nuno is now thought to be in discussions with Everton about replacing Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park.
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The Latest: Nixon replies to Cooper links
Swansea boss Cooper has since been tipped as the new favourite for the Selhurst Park vacancy.
Nixon, who writes for The Sun, was asked by a Swansea fan on social media if the 41-year-old was now nailed on to take over at Palace, to which he simply and bullish replied:
The Verdict: Time is running out
It appears, despite the favourite rumours, that Palace are not close to appointing Cooper as their new manager.
He appears to be a manager who Parish and the Eagles hierarchy like, though, with Burnley boss Sean Dyche also back in contention for a move to London after Palace’s talks with Nuno came to an end.
Should Palace make their move for Cooper, they would have to put their hand in their pockets. Reports have suggested Cooper would cost around £4.5m in compensation.
Palace could do with bringing in a new boss relatively swiftly, with the transfer window now open and an Eagles rebuild required but it appears that they still aren’t close to making a hire.
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