Crystal Palace manager latest: Tony Popovic plays down speculation
The former player is among those linked with the vacancy at Selhurst Park
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Tony Popovic has downplayed speculation linking him to the vacant Crystal Palace post, insisting his former club have not been in contact.
The 41-year-old former Australia international has strong ties with the Eagles, having played for the club for five seasons before returning in 2011 as part of Dougie Freedman's backroom set-up.
Popovic is now manager of Western Sydney Wanderers and, despite having been as short as 6/1 with one bookmakers to replace Tony Pulis, insisted talk of taking charge at Selhurst Park was wide of the mark.
"No there's been no conversations with anyone in regards to that and it's not for us to speak about speculation," Popovic said.
"If there was something happening we'd certainly speak to you about it.
"I'm very fond of that club. I have great memories and history there and many friends I have there.
"I wish them the best in whoever they choose as a manager."
Former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay and ex-Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood are the current favourites to replace Pulis.
The Eagles were stunned on Thursday by the abrupt exit of the man who had guided them to Barclays Premier League safety last season.
Pulis was reportedly unhappy with the way the south London club had done their transfer business in the summer, with Keith Millen taking caretaker charge for Palace's 2-1 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday.
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