Chris Coleman the new favourite for Crystal Palace job

Chris Coleman the new favourite for Crystal Palace job

Chris Coleman has come in from 12/1 to 10/11 to become the next manager of Crystal Palace

Chris Coleman has overtaken Sam Allardyce as the front runner for the Crystal Palace job, with Alan Pardew under severe pressure.

The current Wales manager is now 10/11 to become their next manager, having been 12/1 at the start of yesterday. Sam Allardyce, having been the early favourite, is out to 21/20.

Further down the market are Jurgen Klinsmann at 14/1, who has just been sacked by the USA, Harry Redknapp who is also at 14/1 and former player and manager Dougie Freedman, who is available after being sacked by Nottingham Forest last season.

Coleman was previously linked to the vacant Swansea City position earlier in the season and is certainly a manager in demand. That's because of his Wales side's heroic in getting to the semi final of Euro 2016. When he turned down the opportunity to become Swansea manager he said he would be staying with the Wales national team until after the World Cup in 2018.

Crystal Palace is arguably a better proposition than Swansea in the Premier League though, with a good squad and funds available for new players. Whether he would abandon his ongoing project with Wales though is another question.

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