Sherwood 'out of Palace running'

  • Last Updated: August 22 2014, 0:30 BST

Tim Sherwood has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant manager's role at Crystal Palace, according to reports.

Tim Sherwood: Out of the running at Palace
Tim Sherwood: Out of the running at Palace

The former Tottenham boss was the leading candidate to succeed Tony Pulis at Selhurst Park after Palace's initial top target Malky Mackay was removed from their shortlist.

But on Thursday night Sky Sports News HQ were one of several media organisations to report that Sherwood, who was interviewed for the post at the weekend, had told the club he did not wish to be considered for the post.

The news is the latest blow for Palace, who looked set to appoint Mackay until it emerged he was being investigated by the Football Association over allegations he sent homophobic and sexist text messages while manager at Cardiff. He has denied this.

With Sherwood now out of the running to replace Pulis, Neil Lennon has installed as the new favourite with Sky Bet to become the next Palace manager while Steve Clarke and Martin Jol are believed to be among the other candidates in the frame.