Pulis odds-on for Palace
Tony Pulis went odds-on to become the next Crystal Palace manager on Thursday morning.
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The former Stoke boss was the one punters latched onto after Ian Holloway's departure was confirmed on Wednesday night and the money for Pulis continued when the markets reopened.
On Wednesday, the layers were initially split between making Pulis and Neil Warnock the market leader.
However, Pulis, who left Stoke last summer, was soon the one attracting cash and his odds tumbled in from 8/1.
At 0900 BST on Thursday, Pulis was as short as 1/2 (Paddy Power), although both Ladbrokes and Coral were prepared to lay even money.
Warnock, Stan James' 2/1 jolly before Holloway's departure was even confirmed, was out at 16/1.
Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant has replaced him as second favourite, with several firms prepared to offer the Israeli at 10/1.
Coral offer a standout 1/8 about Palace going straight back down to the Championship. Sky Bet will give you 13/2 about them staying up.
Speaking about his manager's exit, club owner Steve Parish said: "I was more than happy to get relegated and come back up with Ian. The word 'sacked' has never been mentioned among the directors
"Ian's been very noble and he's come forward and said, 'I can't do it'.
"Ian feels very strongly that we need to stay in this division. It's so difficult to get out of the Championship now.
''You'd love to have someone in place next week, but I haven't got a list."
Parish admitted Palace need someone with top-flight experience.
On Pulis, he said: "He's never been relegated, and he's out of work. We'll look.
"People with some kind of affinity with the club, that does help when times are tough.
"I wouldn't discount anyone."
Palace host leaders Arsenal on Saturday. Keith Millen has been placed in temporary charge. He can be backed at 66/1 to land the post permanently.