Crystal Palace eye Jokanovic as Sam Allardyce replacement

Crystal Palace have identified Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic as the ideal man to replace Sam Allardyce according to reports.

The Sun claim that Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has identified the Fulham boss as the clubs number one target to take over at Selhurst Park.

Sam Allardyce sensationally quit the club last week despite waving his magic Premier League survival wand once again, leaving Parish to look for alternatives.

The Palace chairman has wasted no time in installing the Serbian as the his number one preference to take the hot seat at Selhurst Park.

Wales manager Chris Coleman was also thought to be the frame, but the 46-year-old has apparent ruled himself out of the running, despite making 190 appearances for the Eagles between 1991 and 1995.

Jokanovic has had a wonderful season at Fulham this season, culminating in the crushing disappointment disappointment of playoff semi-final defeat to Reading.

There are plenty of clubs this summer, all in search of a new manager. Sunderland, Hull City, and Palace are all managerless, whilst Middlesbrough are also believed to be looking for a new main man.

Middlesbrough were believed to be the favourites, but the opportunity to stay in London, whilst moving up to the Premier League, could be an opportunity too good to turn down.

Crystal Palace would need to pay around £3million in compensation to remove him from his contract at Fulham. Parish is willing to pay such a figure to get his man in the door quickly.

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