Crystal Palace are closing in on appointing Tony Pulis as their new manager, according to reports.
The 55-year-old Welshman, who has been out of work since leaving Stoke at the end of last season, appears on the verge of agreeing to succeed Ian Holloway, with a deal expected to be finalised over the weekend.
Pulis established the Potters in the top flight during his seven-year spell at the Britannia Stadium, and was swiftly rumoured to be high on the shortlist of Palace co-chairman Steve Parish after Holloway left Selhurst Park by mutual consent on October 23.
The Eagles have for the past month been under the guidance of caretaker boss Keith Millen, who hopes to bow out with a win at Hull on Saturday to kick-start a revival.
The London side are bottom of the Barclays Premier League, with four points from 11 games, heading into Saturday's match at the KC Stadium.