Steve Parish is "in no rush" to secure Crystal Palace's new manager, according to caretaker boss Keith Millen.
Temporary manager Millen expects to take charge of Tuesday's Capital One Cup trip to Walsall, and continue controlling Palace's transfer affairs in the meantime.
Palace have a week to bring in reinforcements before the transfer window closes, with temporary staff still recommending targets to co-chairman Parish.
The Eagles crashed to a 3-1 home Premier League defeat to West Ham on Saturday, further highlighting the need to conclude the hunt for Tony Pulis' replacement.
Initial favourites Malky Mackay and Tim Sherwood have long since fallen out of the running, while sources suggest Neil Lennon remains a long-shot.
Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke revealed on Sunday he had not had any contact with Palace, leaving Millen still mopping up affairs at Selhurst Park.
"If the chairman doesn't find the right person then I don't think he'll rush into it," said Millen.
"He's in no rush to bring someone in, because he'll keep looking until it's the right person.
"He hasn't rushed before and he won't do it again."
Who will be the next Crystal Palace manager?
Who will be the next Crystal Palace manager?
1/9 Neil Lennon
The current favourite has been out of management since stepping down from Celtic in May after four years in charge in Glasgow, his first job in management. Lennon, who led the Bhoys to the title in each of the last three seasons, is a fiery character on the sideline, often getting into spats with referees and SFA officials.
2/9 Keith Millen
Has had four spells as a caretaker manager at Bristol City and Palace but only one full season in the top job, at City in 2010-11. Taking over from Steve Coppell, who left just one game into the season, City eventually came 14th under Millen’s guidance.
3/9 Steve Clarke
Has jumped from a rank outsider to the second favourite to take over at Selhurst Park; Clarke was seen as harshly treated by many when he lost his job at West Brom in December 2013. The previous season they had finished 8th in the Premier League, but ended that campaign badly and started the next one even worse. He has plenty of experience as an assistant with stints at Newcastle, Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool.
4/9 Martin Jol
Another former Spurs manager, Jol’s big reputation took a significant knock after he was sacked from Fulham in December following six successive defeats. If he were appointed Palace would like the man who almost led Tottenham to the Champions League rather than the one that led Fulham to relegation.
5/9 Dermot Drummy
A relative unknown, Drummy once had a contract with Arsenal but failed to play a league game for the Gunners before bouncing around non-league clubs. When he retired from playing at 35, he returned to north London as a coach, starting with the Under-16s, working with the likes of Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs. He moved to Chelsea’s Under-16s and worked his way up the ladder, eventually taking charge of the Youth Team, then the reserves. Drummy was recently appointed to the role of international head coach
6/9 Phil Brown
The former Hull City boss is currently at Southend United, where he led the Shrimpers to the play-offs last season after years in League Two obscurity. Brown is best known for leading Hull to the Premier League, though some eccentricities, such as singing to fans on the day the club stayed up and holding a team talk on the pitch, have overshadowed the job he did at the club.
7/9 David Moyes
Manchester United still seem to be feeling the ill-effects of the Scot’s reign at Old Trafford. But Moyes got the job in the first place because he had been a brilliant manager at Everton for a decade, taking the club from relegation fodder to perennial top six contenders. Roberto Martinez’s success last season has futher tarnished Moyes’ legacy, but he remains a skilled manager.
8/9 Glenn Hoddle
The former England manager has not managed any side since he left Wolves in 2006, spending the intervening years as a television pundit. Hoddle returned to football earlier this month when Harry Redknapp named him as a first-team coach at QPR. The Independent understands he has ruled himself out of the running.
9/9 Roberto Di Matteo
Best known for a highly eventful spell in charge of Chelsea, where he won the FA Cup and the Champions League before getting sacked at the start of the next season, Di Matteo also had good spells as manager of MK Dons and West Brom.
Millen has made no secret of his desire to assume the permanent job, but will face an uphill battle after Saturday's comprehensive defeat.
Palace turned attentions away from Mackay after the FA launched an investigation into allegations of sexism, racism and homophobia against him from Cardiff.
The ex-Bluebirds boss and his former head of recruitment Iain Moody are the subject of a vast dossier submitted to the FA by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan.
Moody was forced to resign from his post as sporting director at Palace in the wake of the scandal, leaving co-chairman Parish battling to pick up the pieces.
Former West Brom boss Clarke told Sky's Goals on Sunday that Palace have not contacted him about the manager's job at Selhurst Park.
"I haven't spoken to Palace at all," he said.
"They have to make their own choices, if the job is available again Palace will reassess.
"If they make a new list and I'm on it, great.
"I want to work again and the Premier League is the place to work."
Millen took temporary charge at Palace for four matches after Ian Holloway's departure in October 2013, admitting he is no stranger to coping with the uncertainty.
"You just have to deal with day-to-day work, that's how I've become accustomed to dealing with these situations," he said.
"We've got a good squad of players that need to play, so we'll make some changes and hopefully get a result on Tuesday."
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