Neil Warnock returns to Crystal Palace

Warnock managed Palace between 2007 and 2010. Credit: PA

A string of managerial names have been linked with the Crystal Palace job since Tony Pulis suddenly left Selhurst Park just before the start of the season. Two weeks ago, Malky Mackay and Tim Sherwood were the clear favourites to get the job. But for various reasons, the other candidates have all dropped out of contention and in the end the club have gone for a former boss, Neil Warnock.

Warnock's first spell at Palace began in October 2007 when they were in the Championship. He did guide them into the play-offs but they were unable to get promotion. In the end, he left in 2010 to go to QPR who he did guide into the Premier League. But he was sacked after two years at Loftus Road.

A brief spell in charge of Leeds followed but he has been out of work since April 2013. He faces a tough challenge keeping Palace in the Premier League - they are currently 18th in the table with two defeats in their first two games.