Belgian Bob hears the news
Tony Pulis has left Crystal Palace just before the start of the season after a dispute over transfer funds: Pulis
Admittedly their chairman is a self-confessed pain in the backside: Band of brothers
Radio 5 has just said that Pulis thought that Palace needed to stay in the Premier League for three years to fulfil what he saw as their potential. He also thought they needed a complete upgrade off the field and you can't blame him when you look at the contraption that passes for a main stand at Selhurst Park.
One rumoured replacement is Malky McKay. He is the bookies' favourite and was named by a gutted Palace fans' representative interviewed on Radio 5 this morning. The fan didn't want him, but they should be grateful to get anyone. Unfortunately, rumours that Iain Dowie might be considered are not accurate.
I don't think there is any possibility that Chris Powell would be considered, nor television pundit Alan Curbishley. The ultimate insult for Curbs is that he is now bracketed with Dowie as a managerial prospect: Soccer Saturday, scroll down to #4