Here we go again.
Crystal Palace fans who recall the month-long hokey-cokey managerial appointment “process” at Selhurst last November will have despaired yesterday afternoon, as it emerged that Malcolm “Malky” Mackay was not going to be appointed as the club’s new boss in a relatively smooth and efficient matter.
Matters are worse than that, though. Much worse.
A week ago, Steve Parish, the Palace co-chairman, was having a lengthy meeting with the Manager of the Year, Tony Pulis, about whether he could be allowed to run his own transfer policy. This morning, Parish must wondering whether the “high regard” he is supposed to have for his “sporting director” Iain Moody, a former Cardiff City employee, is well-founded.
It is reasonable to assume that when reviewing the separate job applications of first Moody and then Mackay, Parish will not have obtained any references from…
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