Former Tottenham Hotspur head coach Tim Sherwood is the odds-on favourite for the Crystal Palace job, following Tony Pulis' departure

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Former Tottenham Hotspur head coach Tim Sherwood has emerged as the odds-on favourite to replace Tony Pulis at Crystal Palace, with Sky Bet placing him at 1/4 on.

Pulis left Palace just 48 hours prior to the Eagles’ season opener at Arsenal on Saturday, following a breakdown in the relationship with the club’s hierarchy.

The Eagles went on to lose 2-1 with caretaker boss Keith Millen in temporary charge but they did take the lead through Brede Hangeland at the Emirates.

Sherwood was sacked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy at the end of last season, despite registering the best win percentage of any Tottenham manager in Premier League history.

The 45-year-old was linked with the Brighton & Hove Albion vacancy earlier in the summer but that post went to former Liverpool defender and ex-Bayer Leverkusen manager Sami Hyypia.

Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has moved to fill the void, with Sherwood now placed above former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay in the running to fill the Selhurst Park hot-seat.

Sherwood was appointed Spurs head coach in December 2013 as the replacement for Andre Villas-Boas but lasted only five months at White Hart Lane.

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