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Warnock poised for Palace

10 October 2007 12:44
Crystal Palace are expected to unveil Neil Warnock as their new manager after calling a press conference for Thursday morning. The Eagles only parted company with former manager Peter Taylor on Monday, but former Sheffield United boss Warnock had been linked with the Selhurst Park hot-seat for a number of weeks. Warnock is a close friend of Palace chairman Simon Jordan, who decided to sack Taylor 15 months into his reign after seeing his side slip to 19th place in the Championship table following the weekend 1-1 draw with Hull City. The 58-year-old Yorkshireman has been out of work since leaving Sheffield United following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season. Meanwhile, current caretaker-manager Kit Symons has urged the players to focus on matters on the pitch following the recent upheaval. "It was very unfortunate and disappointing to see Peter go but we've all got to crack on and do our jobs now," he told the club's official website. "Today was a very positive training session. We wanted to make it short, sharp and bright with high intensity. "It was hard work but you don't want all of the players moping around so we wanted to give it a positive slant."

Source: ESA