Crystal Palace have interviewed Steve Cooper twice for the managerial vacancy they have available at Selhurst Park as they look to sort an appointment to replace Roy Hodgson in the near future.
The Eagles are looking for a new manager after the veteran Hodgson opted to step down from the Selhurst Park job at the end of the Premier League season, and now it’s all about them finding the right man for the role that is going to help them continue to build in the top flight.
Indeed, Steve Parish will be eager to get it right and avoid any implications of the wrong man coming in and potentially undoing Hodgson’s good work.
Cooper is one of the names clearly in the frame, then, with Football Insider reporting that the club has had two interviews with the Swansea City boss already.
Judging by this report, Cooper is clearly one of the favourites among the Palace hierarchy for the job.
Cooper has shown he’s good at bringing through young players and working with them, having done so both at Swansea and with the youth levels with England, and that could be good for Palace who need to bring the average age of their squad down.
He obviously just saw the play-off final go against him but he’s still done a decent job with the Swans, and we’ll have to see if he gets this particular gig.