Frank de Boer offered Crystal Palace job

Crystal Palace have been on the lookout for a new manager since Sam Allardyce resigned at the end of the 2016./2017 season.

Crystal Palace have made Mauricio Pellegrino their No.1 choice to takeover as manager but will face competition from Southampton.

Dyche is believed to be frustrated at the lack of money available to him at Turf Moor; the 45-year old would like to have more funds at his disposal if he were to take the hot-seat at Selhurst Park.

If De Boer were to be appointed, the remit will be simple: improve Palace's league position.

Palace begin their pre-season in July by heading to Hong Kong for the Premier League Asia trophy.

But with the talented individuals at the club that shouldn't have been the case, and if De Boer can keep one or two of the better players and add to that, Palace could well be looking at an improved showing next campaign.

Previously, De Boer has been linked with Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Swansea City and Southampton as well as Newcastle.

The fact Palace already have wingers Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha should allow De Boer to play an expansive style of play.

De Boer won the Dutch title four times while managing Ajax between 2010 and 2016.

The Palace chairman, Steve Parish, with guidance from the club's American major shareholders, David Blitzer and Josh Harris, has conducted an exhaustive month-long process scrutinising the credentials of potential candidates following Allardyce's surprise resignation last month.

If De Boer takes the Palace job, he will likely bring twin brother Ronald de Boer along as a scout.

  • Julie Sanders